Men's Golf Begins Play at Gary Koch Intercollegiate

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Men's Golf Begins Play at Gary Koch Intercollegiate

TAMPA, Fla. — The LSU men’s golf team will open play in the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate on Monday at the Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, Fla.

The tournament, co-hosted by Florida and Kentucky, will consist of 36 holes on Monday and then the final 18 holes on Tuesday at the par-72 course which totals 7,247 yards. The tournament will feature seven schools from the Southeastern Conference in a field of 15 teams.

LSU is coming off of an eighth-place finish at the Windon Memorial Classic two weeks ago and is playing in its third tournament of the season. The Tigers also participated in the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in early September and finished in a tie for 13th place. Senior John Humphries tied teammate Heath west for 13th at the Windon, as each fired a 2-over par 218. Sophomore Jeff Riemann collected his first-career top-20 finish at the event by shooting a 5-over 221 to tie for 20th place.

“This is going to be another tough tournament for us because there are some really good teams competing and it is historically a great event, so we need to play consistent to have a shot,” said LSU head coach Greg Jones. “I think we can play better than we have in our first two tournaments of the season so we need to do that now and get on track.”

LSU finished eighth at the Gary Koch a year ago as three golfers placed in the top 35. The Tigers will next travel to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Coca-Cola Tennessee Tournament of Champions on Oct. 21-22 and then will host the 10th-annual Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge on Oct. 28-29.