Men's Golf Begins 2013-14 Season at Tar Heel Intercollegiate
Sept. 13, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State University men’s golf team begins its 2013-14 campaign this weekend, as the Wolfpack is poised to compete at the UNC Tar Heel Intercollegiate in nearby Chapel Hill.
“We have a lot of returning players (on this year’s team),” said head coach Richard Sykes. “We did lose seniors Hunter Howell and Mitch Sutton, and Albin Choi turned pro. We’re going with a nucleus of players who, aside from the new guys, have all played a significant amount.”
A total of 14 programs will be competing at the tournament, with the Wolfpack going up against conference foes from Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and North Carolina. Outside of the Atlantic Coast Conference, golfers from Charlotte, Davidson, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Furman, Gardner Webb, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, and Virginia Commonwealth will make up the remainder of the field.
The tournament is a two-day, 54-hole competition, which will see the golfers play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday at the UNC Finley Golf Course. Saturday’s action commences at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start while golfers will tee things up Sunday at 7:30 a.m. from holes one and 10.
NC State finished the 2012-13 season with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at Golden Eagle Country Club. The Wolfpack finished the event with a final score of 874 (+10) at the par-72, 6,965-yard course. Current sophomore Carter Page (Waynesville, N.C.) shot a 4-under score of 68 on the final round, ending the tournament tied for 32nd in the field with teammate Logan Harrell (Huntersville, N.C.).
Pack fans can follow the live stats of the tournament by clicking the link at the top of the page or going to GolfStat.com. Daily recaps of the action will be provided on GoPack.com.
“Everyone on our team has to step up now,” added Sykes. “It’s their turn. We’ve relied on other players to get it done and they’ve supported us, but now it’s their turn to get it done.”