April 29, 2010
Athens, Ohio -
The Ohio University men's golf team travels to Nashport, Ohio this weekend for the Mid-American Conference Championship being held Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2.
The event is being held at the Longaberger Golf Club and is hosted by Kent State University. For directions and course information, click on the corresponding links at MAC Tournament Central. Live scoring can also be located at this link.
The Bobcats are coming off their best outing of the spring, a third-place finish at the Rutherford Intercollegiate, and have finished in the top 10 at every event they have participated in this spring. Stewart Jamieson (Worthington, Ohio), Chuck Nettles (McMurray, Pa.) and Chad Warmbein (McMurray, Pa.) all finished among the top 20 individually at the event. Three other golfers, Tim Gusweiler (Loveland, Ohio), Paul Grauer (Dublin, Ohio) and Phil Gieseker (Saline, Mich./Saline) have all earned top-10 finishes this season for the Green & White.
Celebrating its 11-year anniversary, Longaberger Golf Club was recently named the top public course in Ohio by both Golf Magazine and Golfweek. In a survey of America's public golf courses (May 2004), Golf Digest named Longaberger Golf Club one of 16 five-star courses and listed the club among the top 10 of all courses opened within the past five years as well as one of the top 10 in service. The course also was named America's Best New Upscale Public Course of 2000 by Golf Digest.
Longaberger Golf Club opened in 1999 to provide guests with a golf experience of the highest quality on a tournament-caliber public course. The course was designed by nationally-known architect Arthur Hills. The course features bent grass tees, greens and fairways with a bluegrass/ryegrass mix in the rough, five sets of tees for every skill level, a 25-acre practice facility with target greens, two practice greens and a short game area.
Longaberger Golf Club is located about 45 miles east of Columbus off State Route 16, north of the intersection with State Route 146 in eastern Licking County.