Men's golf opens play Friday in Palm Beach

No. 57 Blue Raiders look to keep strong spring going

March 27, 2014 · @MTAthletics

PALM BEACH, FL - The Middle Tennessee men's golf team, fresh off a win at the General Hackler Invitational, will step back into action this weekend for the FAU Slomin Autism Championship. The 14-team field will play on the North Course of the Fountains Country Club where par is 71 and the yardage is 6,876.

The field is made up of Bethune Cookman, Connecticut, DePaul, host FAU, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Southern, Hartford, Jacksonville State, Lafayette College, Middle Tennessee, Morehead State, Murray State, Stetson and UCF. The top ranked team in the field is No. 6 UCF with Georgia Southern at 54, and the Blue Raiders coming in ranked 57th.

"It will be good to get back into competition and, more importantly, play in some good weather," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "We are off to a solid start this spring but it's important for us to keep the momentum going this weekend. I expect us to play well and look forward to the challenge."

The Blue Raider lineup will consist of Brett Patterson, Payne Denman, Jordan Jennings, Lucas Armstrong, and Andrew Cho.

Patterson leads the Blue Raiders with a 73.4 scoring average followed closely by Denman's 73.9. Both have earned C-USA Player of the Week honors this season.

The team will begin the 54-hole event on Friday at 10 AM Eastern off of hole No. 1.

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