Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Golf Teams to Begin Fall Seasons This Weekend
Princeton's men's and women's golf teams will start their fall seasons this weekend, the men playing at an Indiana-hosted tournament and the women traveling to Penn State.
The men's tournament, the Wolf Run Intercollegiate at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind., will feature 14 teams playing a par-71 course that measures 7,195 yards. Ball State, Eastern Michigan, IUPUI, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, North Florida, Purdue and Toledo will join the Tigers and host Hoosiers. The teams will play 36 holes Saturday and 18 holes Sunday. The forecast looks iffy, especially Saturday, with scattered thunderstorms in the forecast and clouds for Sunday.
The women will stay closer to home at Penn State's Blue Course. The Nittany Lion Invitational will feature Western Michigan, Ball State, William & Mary, Longwood, Monmouth, Bowling Green, Ohio, Rutgers, Bucknell, Butler, Boston College and Ivy foes Columbia and Yale joining Penn State and the Tigers. As with the men's tournament, the teams will play 36 holes Saturday and 18 Sunday. Also as with the men's tournament, the forecast is inauspicious with thundershowers threatening Saturday and isolated thunderstorms Sunday. The Blue Course is a par-72 measuring up to 7,172 yards.
Both teams are scheduled for five fall tournaments, with the women hosting the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club next weekend.