Men's Golf Begins Play at Saint Mary's Invitational Monday
Sept. 22, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State men’s golf team gets back in action beginning Monday, playing on the West Coast at the 2013 Saint Mary’s Invitational. Throughout the tournament, the Wolfpack will play 54 holes over the course of two days at the Bayonet & Blackhorse Golf Courses in Seaside, Calif.
A total of 19 teams and 104 players will be competing at this tournament. NC State will be the only Atlantic Coast Conference team present.
In a unique manner, this tournament will take place at two golf courses. The first 18 holes will be played at the Bayonet Golf Course on Monday beginning at 11 a.m. EST. Following this round, the next 18 holes will be played at the Blackhorse Golf Course beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. EST. The final round on Sunday will then be played at the Bayonet Golf Course once again with a shotgun start scheduled for 11 a.m. EST.
The Bayonet Golf Course will play a par of 72 over the course of 7,104 yards. It has a slope of 141 and a rating of 74.8. The Black Horse Golf Course also plays a par of 72 and runs 7,024 yards long. Its slope is also 141 and it is rated at 73.7.
In its last action, the Wolfpack turned in a very solid second-place showing at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate in nearby Chapel Hill. Redshirt junior James Chapman saved his best for last, shooting a tournament-low score of 65 on the final day of competition en route to earning a tie for seventh place with a three-round total of 215 strokes (-1). State placed behind only fellow ACC school Georgia Tech, a program which was ranked No. 4 in the country in the 2013 preseason Golf World/Nike Golf Men’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Counting the results of all six golfers who competed at last weekend’s Tar Heel Intercollegiate, NC State is shooting an average score of 72.7 per round and has accumulated two top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes.
Live stats of the competition can be found via the link at the top of the page. Full recaps of each day’s action will be available on GoPack.com.