Madison, Miss.,– April Fool’s Day will be spent on the greens for No. 34 ranked Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs head to the par-72, 6,670-yard Reunion Golf Country and Club for the 2013 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate.
The Ole Miss-hosted two-day event will feature 14 teams Monday and Tuesday, three of which are from the Magnolia State. Southern Miss and Jackson State join the Bulldogs and Rebels in Madison.
“We look forward to getting back to competing after two weeks off,” Coach Clay Homan said. “Our goal is to get better each week and learn from our previous tournaments. In our last event, we were in the lead group, so we got another taste of what it takes to win. We have been in the final group in five out of nine tournaments this year. By putting ourselves in those situations, good things continue to happen.”
Despite going 18-under-par, Homan’s squad came up short to host Florida State at the Seminole Intercollegiate last time out. The Bulldogs did however post their seventh Top-five finish of the year, which is tied with the 2007-2008 club’s total. MSU finished with seven Top fives in the regular season on their way to a NCAA Championship berth that season.
Former SEC Player of the Week and junior Bulldog Chad Ramey will look to bounce back from his sluggish 26th-place finish at Southwood. The Fulton, Miss., native will gun for his fifth top-five finish of the year going into the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate.
After turning in the best finish of his short-Bulldog career, junior Joe Sakulpolphaisan is coming into Madison on a high note. The junior’s 10-under-par, 206 propelled him to a second-place finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate. Sakulpolphaisan has a team-best eight Top-25 finishes in his first season with the Maroon and White.
Junior Axel Boasson is also red hot coming into the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate. The Iceland native has posted three-consecutive Top-15 cards after finishing with an 11th place performance in Tallahassee two weeks ago.
Senior Robi Calvesbert is coming off a seventh-place showing at Tallahassee. Calvesbert’s finish was the highest of his senior season, giving the Puerto Rico native his lone Top 10 of the year.
Rounding out the Maroon and White lineup from Madison will be junior Barrett Edens. The Okolona, Miss., native will be making his first appearance on the Bulldog team card this spring. He finished tied for 44th at the David Toms in his only team appearance of the season.
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