The 54-hole event at the par-71, 7,455-yard Scarlet Course also includes Ball State, California, East Tennessee State, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Long Beach State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Purdue.
State went 6-1 last season against teams in the field
“We are looking forward to playing in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational against another elite national field,” Coach Clay Homan said. “This course has hosted numerous NCAA and PGA Tour events, so it will have the feel of a national championship. The opportunity to travel to a different part of the country will be a good experience for our team as well. We will need to step up our execution from where we were a week ago, but I am confident that we will.”
The Bulldog finished seventh a week ago at the Dick’s Sporting Good Collegiate Challenge Cup after opening up the season with a runner-up finish at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
The senior trio of Chad Ramey, Barrett Edens and Joe Sakulpolphaisan will be familiar faces for State, with freshman Jackson Dick and sophomore Ben Wood making their first starts on the team scorecard this season.
Dick signed with MSU as the eighth-ranked amateur among Australian golfers. Wood saw action as an individual to open up the season, finishing 16th at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
Homan’s squad will tee off Sunday’s shotgun start at 9 a.m.
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