Golden Eagles set for Derek Dolenc Invitational hosted by SIUE

Golden Eagles set for Derek Dolenc Invitational hosted by SIUE

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off an impressive, second-place showing in Murray, Ky. last weekend, the Tennessee Tech men's golf team will look to continue its success at the Derek Dolenc Invitational starting Monday, Sept. 28.

The third event of the season for the Golden Eagles, play will commence with a shotgun start for 36 holes at 8 a.m. CDT at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Ill. The event will conclude with the final 18 holes Tuesday morning with another 8 a.m. shotgun start.

The course is set to play at a par of 71 and 7,091 yards for all three rounds. The field features 15 teams, including seven Ohio Valley Conference teams. Here's a look at the participating teams:

Austin Peay
Chicago State
Eastern Illinois
Missouri State
Mott CC
Murray State
South Dakota
Tennessee Tech
UT Martin
Western Illinois

"We look to continue the momentum built from Murray as we head to Gateway National this weekend," head coach Polk Brown said. "The course is outstanding and it will be a good barometer for us considering there 7 of the 11 OVC teams in the field.  We are excited to compete in this event for the first time."

Here's a look at the participating Golden Eagles:

  1. Bryce Kendrick (Sr.)
  2. Adam Cunningham (Sr.)
  3. Mitch Thomas (Sr.)
  4. A.J. Wilkerson (So.)
  5. Neil Gannaway (Sr.)

Photo by Dave Winder, Murray State Sports Information