Alabama Men’s Golf Releases 2016-17 Schedule
Tournaments in Puerto Rico, California and Arizona, as well as hosting the 2016 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate highlight the 2016-17 Alabama men’s golf schedule, which head coach Jay Seawell announced on Thursday afternoon.
“Our schedule once again features some of the top events and venues in collegiate golf,” Seawell said. “Each season, we develop our schedule with the intent of challenging our team while also playing great courses in a variety of environments. I feel we have a good mix of familiar tournaments and new tournaments for the upcoming season. This schedule will challenge our team and I am excited to get things started next month.”
The Crimson Tide will play in four tournaments during the fall season with two events each in the month of September and October. Alabama starts the season at an event it has won three times, the Carpet Capital Collegiate, on Sept. 9-11, which is held at The Farm Golf Club in Dalton, Ga. The Tide will then travel to Olympia Fields Country Club just outside of Chicago to compete in the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 16-18.
The month of October will begin with the annual Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, which will be held Oct. 3-4 at Old Overton in Birmingham, Ala. This year marks the 31st year of the prestigious tournament and will feature some of the top teams in the nation. Alabama has won the event eight of the last 10 years.
The Tide will then close out the fall season when it travels to California to compete at the Cypress Point Classic, which will be held at the world-renowned Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
To start off the spring campaign, Alabama will participate in a familiar tournament, the Puerto Rico Classic, held at the Rio Mar Country Club, in Rio Mar Beach, Puerto Rico on Feb. 19-21. Alabama has won the tournament six times in program history, including last year.
The Tide will then travel to Scottsdale, Ariz., to make its first appearance at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate on March 4-5. After that, Alabama will head to Greensboro, Ga., on March 19-21 when they compete in the Linger Longer Invitational.
Alabama will open the month of April when it competes at the Mason Rudolph Championship on March 31-April 2 in Nashville, Tenn. The Tide is slated to close out the regular season when makes its debut at the Clemson Invitational in Salem, S.C., on April 7-9.
Postseason play begins April 21-24 with the SEC Championship held in St. Simons Island, Ga., at the Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Course. NCAA Regionals is scheduled for May 15-17, while the golf season will conclude May 26-31 at the NCAA Championships, held in Sugar Grove, Ill., at Rich Harvest Farms.
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