Sep 8, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss opens the 2013-14 men's golf fall season when it hosts the 11th annual Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday at Hattiesburg Country Club.
Southern Miss will be joined in the tournament by Conference USA foes, Rice and UT-San Antonio. Arkansas State, Houston Baptist, Jackson State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Mercer, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Sam Houston State, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana and Tennessee Tech.
The event is named for former Southern Miss golfer and coach, Sam Hall, who lettered from 1955 to 1958, and later coached the program on two separate occasions. His last stint as coach was a ten-year stint from 1990-2000. Hall has distinguished himself on the golf course as a player by winning more than 300 tournaments as an amateur.
The Hattiesburg Country Club has one of the best Championship Golf Courses in the south, made even better by a recent renovation. Since its establishment in 1959, the course has hosted many prominent and nationally recognized golf events. The tree lined par 72 course measures 6902 from the Tour Tees with a slope rating of 131.
Southern Miss returns its entire team from last year, while welcoming two newcomers. Seniors Zach Estep and Kevin Brady will lead the squad. Last year, Estep had a stroke average of 74.30 with one top five, four top ten and five top 20 finishes. Brady finished the year with a 74.33 stroke average, earning two top five, three top ten and six top 20 finishes.
The tournament begins Monday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday, followed by the final 18 on Tuesday.
Fan can follow all the action live on GolfStat.com.
Southern Miss Lineup
1. Kevin Brady
2. Zach Estep
3. Drew Kirby
4. Tyler Peggs
5. Casey Fernandez
Individual - Trent Hillis
Individual - Kevin Jorden
Individual - Matt McKagen
Individual - Michael Perez
Individual - Jared Smith