Eastern Florida State College Golf Teams Ready For Challenging Tournaments
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State Sports // March 4, 2018
Panther Invitational beginning Sunday at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2017-18 EFSC Men’s Golf Team discusses their upcoming season on media day to kick off the year.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College golf teams will be back on the golf course next week in different tournaments. The men’s golf team will compete in the Panther Invitational beginning Sunday at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne.
The Titans, who are fifth in the latest Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches Poll, will be one of 10 teams in the event that features four teams in the top 20 in the latest NCAA Division II men’s golf rankings.
“The Florida Tech event always attracts a competitive field and we will be challenged to stick with our plan,” Eastern Florida State College men’s golf coach Jamie Howell said.
“Duran is always a good test for a tournament and the variable is how much the wind blows.”
The invitational will be a three-day event with players playing 18 holes each day. On Sunday the Titans will tee off at 9:10 a.m. in the same group as No. 6 Barry University and Montevallo.
“It will be a bit unusual for the guys as we normally play 36 holes the first day and 18 the second day, so rounds 1 and 2 may seem to end quite quickly if we are not paying attention,” Howell said. “The guys have been working and we continue to improve.”
Teams will start the final round on holes No. 1 and 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony following the round.
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2017-18 EFSC Women’s Golf Team discusses their upcoming season back on media day to kick off the year.
The women’s golf team will head to Lake Mary to play In the Seminole State Spring Invitational at Timicuan Country Club beginning on Monday.
“Timicuan can be demanding from the tee as many of the holes navigate thru trees and require attention to shot placement for a better angle to play into the greens,” Howell said.
“Our ladies team is still down two players and the five who are playing have been preparing diligently the past two weeks. Again, a good field and our job will be to form our game plan and stick to it.”
The women’s team is coming off a big win against Augustana College and will look to continue the strong play in the three-day event in Lake Mary.
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