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Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Headlines Menís Golf Schedule

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the second-consecutive year, the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship headlines the Mississippi State men’s golf schedule as coach Clay Homan aims to replicate one of the program’s most successful seasons from a year ago.

The Old Waverly Collegiate Championship will be held April 7-8 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point after making its debut during the 2012-13 season.

“It’s great that we get to a host an event at Old Waverly,” Homan said. “It is an unbelievable facility and we cannot thank their staff enough for letting us use it. Last year we had a nice turnout and an exciting finish with the playoff. We hope to continue to grow the event and this year should be another great tournament.”

For the fifth year in row, the Bulldogs will open the season at Hattiesburg Country Club in the Southern Miss-hosted Sam Hall Intercollegiate on Sept. 9-10. In last season’s edition, MSU posted its best finish (second) in the event.

The following week on Sept. 20-22 State will travel to Kingston Springs, Tenn., for the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge hosted by the Music City Bowl at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

The Bulldogs will again appear in a tournament for the first time on Sept. 29-30 as Ohio State hosts the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on the university’s Scarlett Course in Columbus, Ohio.

Returning to a traditional tournament, MSU will head to the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Club in Birmingham, Ala. This will be the fifth-consecutive appearance in the Jerry Pate by the Maroon and White and eighth overall.

To conclude the fall slate on Oct. 26-27, the Bulldogs will travel to the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., for the UNCG-hosted Bridgestone Golf Collegiate where they picked up their first of four wins during the 2012-13 season.

“We’ve gone to Grandover for a few years now,” Homan said. “It is always nice to end the fall with a place you are familiar with and especially coming off a win last season, it will give us a chance to go into Christmas break on a good note if we play well.”

The Bayou City Collegiate Championship at Redstone Golf Club in Houston, Texas, will get the spring schedule rolling on Feb. 21-23. It is another new event on the State schedule.

For a mid-spring matchup with SEC foes on March 10-11, MSU will play in the Auburn-hosted Tiger Invitational presented by PGA Tour member and Auburn graduate Jason Dufner at the Grand National Golf Club in Opelika, Ala. State won the event to kick off a hot streak, winning three of four tournaments to end the 2012-13 season.

For the 28th time, the Bulldogs will play in a Florida State-hosted event as the Seminole Intercollegiate will be held at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 14-16.

MSU will return home for the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship where the Bulldogs defeated the UAB Blazers in a playoff a season ago.

The Bulldogs will remain in the Magnolia State to close out the regular season with the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate hosted by Ole Miss at the Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison on April 14-15. MSU claimed a dominating 15-stroke win in last year’s tournament, its third win of that season.

“We ended the regular season playing very well last season,” Homan said. “We won three of the last four and were runner-up in the other tournament. This year we will end with those same four events so hopefully our lineup will have the confidence and can end that well again. With less downtime between the SEC’s and regionals, a nice run can held us in the postseason.”

Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga., will again play host to the SEC Championships, which will be held one week later than usual on April 25-27.

Postseason play will begin May 15-17 at various regionals around the country and the NCAA Championships will be held at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., on June 1-7.


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