St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team will take part in its first tournament outside Minnesota this weekend when it travels to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the Tournament Town Championship Preview being held Sept. 22-23 at the Grandover Resort. The 18-team event is set up as a preview for the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, as 12 of the top-20 NCAA Division III men’s golf teams ranked in the final 2012-13 Golfstat.com Relative Rankings will be competing in the meet. The 2014 NCAA Championships will be held at the same course later in the school year on May 13-16.
Along with Gustavus, schools participating in the Tournament Town Championship Preview include Averett University, Berry College, Centre College, Christopher Newport University, Emory University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Illinois Wesleyan University, LaGrange College, Methodist University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Oglethorpe University, Saint John’s University, Transylvania University, University of St. Thomas, Whitworth University, and Wittenberg University.
The Gusties will depart for Greensboro on Friday morning and will take part in a practice round on Saturday, Sept. 21. Following Saturday’s practice rounds, teams will enjoy dinner at the nearby Sedgefield Country Club, hosted by the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, which organizes the Wyndham Championship, Greensboro’s annual PGA Tour stop.
The East Course at Grandover Resort in southern Greensboro has a total distance of 7,125 yards and is a par 72. The tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on Sunday with the Gusties will teeing off at 8:45 a.m.
Live scoring for this weekend’s event can be found via the link below. The Greensboro Sports Commission and Guilford College will serve as co-hosts of the tournament.
The Gusties will seek a turnaround on the North Carolina soil following a ninth place finish with a two-day 623 (+46) at the Saint John’s Invitational held last weekend at the Greystone Golf Course in Sauk Centre and Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell. The Gusties head into the weekend with a team average of 304.3, which currently ranks third in the MIAC.