July 29, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced the release of the Golden Eagles' 2013-14 schedule on Monday.
The Golden Eagles will begin their fall season when they host the 11th annual Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate at Hattiesburg Country Club. The field will play 36 holes on Monday, September 9, and the final 18 on Tuesday, September 10. Southern Miss is looking to win the team championship for just the second time and the first since 2004.
"The 2013-14 men's golf schedule will provide us with a very huge challenge," said Weeks. "Our program has advanced to the point that we should be very competitive at this level."
Southern Miss will then make its first appearance in the Fightin' Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on September 23-24.
A month later, the Golden Eagles will return to the Jim Rivers Invitational for the seventh straight year and ninth time in the past 10 years. The Jim Rivers will be played in Ruston, La., at Squire Creek Country Club on Oct. 21-22. Last year, USM came in second-place with a nine-over par 873.
Southern Miss will close out its fall competition at the Eagle/Osprey Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, Fla. at Deerwood Country Club, Nov. 4-5. It is the first year that Southern Miss will participate in the tournament.
The spring season begins with a stop at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate at Robert Trent Jones Crossings in Mobile, Ala., on Feb. 17-18. The Golden Eagles will be making their seventh consecutive appearance at the tournament.
Southern Miss then heads to Lafayette, La. for the Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club on Mar. 10-11 before participating in the Linger Longer Invitational, Mar. 22-23, at Great Waters Reynolds Plantation in Eatonton, Ga.
The Golden Eagles then travel to Franklin, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Championship at Legends Golf Club on Apr. 4-6 before returning to Mississippi a day later for the Old Waverly Collegiate, April 7-8, in West Point.
USM closes out the regular season with the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate, Apr. 14-15 at Reunion Golf Club in Madison, Miss.
Postseason play begins on April 27-29 with the Conference USA Championships, being held at Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Ark.
The Golden Eagles return their entire squad from last year, led by seniors Kevin Brady and Zach Estep.