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Tech men's golf looks to ride momentum into Xavier Invitational

Tech men's golf looks to ride momentum into Xavier Invitational

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off its first tournament victory since 2018-19, the Tennessee Tech men's golf team competes for the second straight week with a first-ever trip to the Xavier Invitational at TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio Monday and Tuesday.

XAVIER INVITATIONAL: Oct. 10-11, 2022 – 54 holes (36 Monday, 18 Tuesday), located at the par-72, 7,180-yard TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Play will begin Monday with 27 holes of action. Tech will compete in the final 27 holes on Tuesday to conclude the event.

GOLDEN EAGLE LINEUP: Competing for the Golden Eagles are sophomore Jackson Skeen, senior Chance Taylor, freshman Haden Maxwell, freshman Anders Larson, and junior Mark McDearman.

THE COMPETITION: The 12-team field consists of host Xavier, as well as Austin Peay, Bowling Green, DePaul, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Tennessee Tech, Villanova, WKU, and Wright State. Competing with individuals only are Butler, Ohio State, and West Virginia.

THOUGHTS FROM HEAD COACH POLK BROWN: "After a fantastic win at Georgia State, we look to build off this momentum at Xavier. This is a new event for us and we are excited to play TPC River Bend for the first time. It's a short turnaround as we are in the midst of a stretch of three tournaments in three weeks, but the guys are ready for the next opportunity."

Photo by Emily Armstrong

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