STARKVILLE, Miss. - Three days after their second straight Magnolia Cup victory, the Mississippi State men's golf team travels to Memphis as they return to 54-hole competition at the Memphis Intercollegiate. MSU will look to keep building on their improvement this fall season as they compete in the 15-team field at the Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tenn.
This will be the third tournament of the fall season for the Bulldogs and their second 54-hole event. The other previous tournament was the Scenic City Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn., where MState finished in a three-way tie for sixth among the 17-team field.
"We are going to be facing a strong field, but this is a familiar course," said MState head coach Clay Homan. "We have been fortunate enough to compete in this tournament the last couple seasons along with getting some play on the course, so we know what we are getting into and it sets up nice for us."
Looking to make the trip north will be junior Noah Goldman, who is coming off winning the Magnolia Cup medal with a round of 66 (-6), and will be competing in his first 54-hole event of the fall. Also, junior Matt Fast will be seeing his first full-tournament action of the fall, following his 3-under par performance in the Magnolia Cup.
Junior walk-on Josh Bevell has continued to be a key asset to the Bulldog play this fall season. After finishing first for MSU and 17th among the individual field at the Scenic City Invitational, the Southaven, Miss., product also posted a round of 67 (-5) this past Friday. Junior Carlos Sainz, Jr. and redshirt senior Josh Oller round off the playing field for the Bulldogs, as both have competed in both fall tournaments thus far. Sainz, Jr., fourth amongst the Bulldogs at the Scenic City Invitational with a three round score of 219, and was the sixth place finisher for MState in the Magnolia Cup with a round of 73 respectively. Oller fired a score of 217 at the Scenic City Invitational earlier this season and finished at 1-under par at the Magnolia Cup for the Bulldogs.
Junior Logan Young will also make the trip with Bulldogs and is going to play the Intercollegiate as an individual, but will not be included amongst MSU's team score.
The 15-team field will include Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Mississippi, Nebraska, Penn State, Rice, South Florida, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Tulsa, Wisconsin, and Xavier.
Tee times are expected to begin at 8 a.m. and live stats will be provided through Golfstat.com for the tournament.