Bulldogs Travel To Greensboro For The Fall Season Finale
Greensboro, N.C. - Looking to cement the most successful fall campaign since 2007, the Mississippi State men's golf team travels to the Tar Heel State for the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate, hosted by the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
The two-day, three-round event at the par-72 Grandover Resort course will consist of shotgun starts for each day of the event. Both days will tee off at 8:30 a.m., with Saturday playing 36 holes and Sunday with the final 18.
"This is our last event of the fall and we want to finish on a positive note," head coach Clay Homan said. "We have played some really good rounds so far, but we are still looking to put together a complete tournament. With some veteran players, our expectation level is much higher."
Coming into the Bridgestone fall finale, Homan's squad has posted three Top 5 outings. The three strong Top 5 postings are the most since the 2007 fall season. The Maroon and White finished the fall slate with four Top 5 finishes that year on its way to a NCAA Championship berth.
Joining the Bulldogs at the Grandover Resort in the 13-team field, will be in-state rival Ole Miss. The Rebels and Bulldogs have met three times on the golf course this season with the Rebels getting the better of MSU twice. The Bulldogs do however lead the Rebels by three strokes in the overall score when facing off this season.
State will be sticking with the same group of guys as it used in the Jerry Pate last time out: Junior Chad Ramey, Senior Robi Calvesbert, Junior Axel Boasson, Junior Joe Sakulpolphaisan and true-freshman Haraldur Magnus will be on State's line-up card for the Bridgestone.
Last tournament out, Chad Ramey's incredible streak of finishing in the Top 25 or better came to an end at 10 in a row, with his 26th-place finish. Ramey this season has been dominating his opponents on the course, with a win-loss-tie record of 238-38-7 for the Fulton, Miss., native.
Calvesbert and Boasson shined big at the Jerry Pate as the two tied for 19th place, in their first tournament back since making the trip to Turkey for the World Team Amateurs. Calvesbert recorded his third Top 25 finish of the season, where as Boasson placed his second of the year.
Thailand-product Sakulpolphaisan will be looking to finish the fall slate strong as he missed out on a Top 25 finish for the first time of the season at the Jerry Pate. The JUCO transfer has finished three times in the Top 25 with his highest placing being a sixth-place outing in only his third tournament played for the Bulldogs.
True-freshman Haraldur Magnus will round out the international quartet of Bulldogs, as he makes his second appearance of the year on the Bulldogs team scorecard. The Iceland native fired off a 14-over-par at the Jerry Pate for a 30th-place showing. Magnus competed as an individual in MSU's first tourney of the year, finishing with a 21st-place finish and first among golfers competing as individuals.
After taking a three-month break, the Bulldogs will be back in action Feb. 9-10 for the Gator Invitational hosted by SEC-foe Florida. Rounding out the spring portion of the schedule will be the Bulldogs' first hosted event in the men's golf program's history with the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, hosted in near by West Point.
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