The 2008-09 men's golf season will begin this Sunday, September 14 at noon with the Hurricane Classic at Griffin Bell Golf Links. This year the ‘Canes are lead by three returning seniors, Jordan Britt, Michael Harris, and Adam McKinney. They have the entire squad coming back from last year plus two new freshmen, Troy Batten and Robbie Brinson.
They have a lot of experience on their side coming into this golf season and bring high expectations. All of the guys have tournament experience, while some have collegiate wins under their belts.
After six grueling rounds, or 120 holes of golf, they will be lead by Michael Harris, junior Tyler Williams, Adam McKinney and sophomores Chris Hall and Reese Moseley followed by junior Ryan Clark, sophomores Charles Pennington and Casey Hicks, senior Jordan Britt and freshmen Robbie Brinson and Troy Batton.
The men's golf team took home the first ever Cane's Cup for the 2007-08 season. The cup is presented to the GSW program with the highest accumulative team GPA. Golf had an average grade point of 3.33. This is the first of its kind for the team and athletic department. The guys also had four of the nine returning men make the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll List. To qualify, they must posses a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic school year.
The ‘Canes have a tough schedule this fall with tournaments at the Coker Invitational at Orange County National in Orlando, Fl (September 22-23), The State Farm Classic- Laker Invitational at Crystal Lakes Country Club in McDonough, GA (September 29-30), while concluding the fall season at the AFLAC/Cougar at Columbus Country Club, in Columbus, GA (October 6-7).
All these tournaments have strong NCAA Division II competition and three of the four will be hosted by Peach Belt schools. Five of the nine PBC golf programs are currently ranked 25th or higher in the nation.
With a challenging fall schedule, the ‘Canes will be battle-tested and prepared to make a run at the conference championship this spring.