UT Golf: Swinging into 2010

The Tennessee men's golf team begins their 2010 season on the left coast. The Vols travel to Newport Coast, California to kick off the second half of their 2009-2010 season. Go "Inside" to get the latest about Tennessee men's golf. InsideTennessee.com covering "ALL" of UT Athletics like no other.

The Tennessee men's golf team lead by head coach Jim Kelson will head out to the left coast ranked #11 in the country by Golfweek magazine.

The men will travel to sunny California to square off against a deep field of collegiate foes in The Battle at the Beach tournament co-hosted by UCLA and Long Beach State University.

The Battle at the Beach will play host to four top 15 squads including the Volunteers, UCLA, Washington and Arizona State.

The Vols hope to continue the same success that led them to two team victories during the fall of the 2009-2010 season.

"We were really pleased to go out and win twice. Winning two of four tournaments, that was a good start," said Kelson. "Hopefully that sets us up to have a really super spring."

Senior captain and Knoxville native David Holmes will lead the Volunteers into the second half of the season.

"David Holmes was named out captain this year, and I can't say enough about the job David has done," said Kelson. "He has done a great job with leadership in every regard."

Holmes finished the fall with a stroke average of 72.58 and better par in five of twelve rounds. His best finish was a tie for 6th.

The Vols leading scorer Robin Wingardh (71.67) hopes to continue the fall success that led him to be the only Volunteer to finish in the top 20 of all four fall tournament.

The Volunteers squad will travel six players to sunny California, Cameron Lawerence, Robin Wingardh, James Brannen, Darren Renwick, Jay Vandeventer and David Holmes.

Holmes and the Volunteers will make their spring debut at various tee times on Sunday morning at beautiful Pelican Hill Golf Club just outside of Los Angeles, California.

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