Oct. 7, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio Men's Golf team will be in action beginning next Monday, as the Green and White will compete at the 2011 Bearcat Invitational. Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, Kentucky, is the site of the two-day, four-round tournament.
Ohio is among 15 schools that will be competing at the tournament, matching up against the likes of Georgetown, Marshall, Youngstown State, Bowling Green, the University of Kentucky (two teams: Blue and White) and Dayton, among others.
"I'm expecting some improvement from our team (at this tournament)," said Head Coach Bob Cooley. "We've had a chance to work together some more and some of our student-athletes are starting to play better."
The field of competitors will play the 7,050 yard, par 71 course a total of four times. Each team will play 54 holes on Monday beginning at 8:45 a.m. while the final 18 will be played on Tuesday, with a shotgun start beginning play at 8:30 a.m.
Ohio will likely feel confident heading in to the Bearcat Invitational, as the Bobcats finished their most recent event on a strong note. Senior Paul Grauer carded the lowest round of the day at the 2011 Piper Intercollegiate, finishing with a six-under-par 66 and in third place after the tournament's three rounds.
"We did play a good round (at the Piper Intercollegiate)," Cooley said. "Hopefully that's going to carry over. I've been seeing some improvement in almost everyone."
Following the Bearcat Invitational, Ohio Men's Golf will conclude the fall 2011 portion of its schedule by competing at the Dayton Fall Invitational on Oct. 17 and 18.