The golf team travels this weekend to Kiawah Island, S.C. to compete in the East Bay Classic golf tournament at Turtle Point Golf Course. The tournament, hosted by Charleston State University, will begin on Sunday and continue through Tuesday with a round of 18 holes each day.
Turtle Point Golf Course reopened nine months ago, after PGA legend Jack Nicklaus re-designed the course. Turtle is also ranked 48th on Golf Digest’s 100 best public courses list.
The Wildcats will face opposition from schools with prominent programs such as Lipscomb, Augusta, Troy, Charleston, and Coastal Carolina, all of which are ranked in Golfstat’s top 100.
Head coach Tom Shaw says that the Wildcats can expect to see a good field of competition, and that they are confident and ready to represent ACU in South Carolina.
“Each tournament has been better than the previous one,” said Shaw. “We’ve learned a ton and these lessons will be applied in the spring to make us a much better team.”
The five-man team traveling this weekend to represent the Wildcats includes senior Ryan Beatty, junior G.K. Morrison, freshman Bill Ramage, freshman Bryce Dooley and sophomore Garrett Glanton. Morrison said as the season has gone on, the team has grown together on and off the course, and that he expects to see them perform well in tournament play against the competition.
“We are all starting to turn it around and we’ll be where we need to be by the time conference comes around,” Morrison said.
As the fall season comes to a close, the coaching staff and players are confident in where they are at and where they will be when spring season begins.
Following this tournament, the Wildcats will continue to prepare for the conference season which will begin with the James Litz Memorial in San Antonio in mid-February.