April 26, 2012
GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Charlotte men’s golf is hoping to set history this weekend. Ten other Atlantic 10 teams have different plans.
The 2012 Atlantic 10 men’s golf championship tees off Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Heron Bay Golf Club. The par 72 course will play at 7, 055 yards for the three-day tournament. Live scoring will be available on Atlantic10.com.
The 49ers, who have won six straight A-10 golf titles will make a bid to be the first A-10 team to capture seven titles. Three teams besides Charlotte (Rhode Island, Temple, Penn State) have won six A-10 championships, but none of them ever reached number seven. Rhode Island and Temple, both of which will compete this weekend, could also capture title number seven.
The championship is seeded based on the previous year’s tournament results, so the 49ers will be the top seed. Xavier is second and Richmond is third. Players from those three teams tee off last, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Temple is the fourth seed, Rhode Island is fifth and George Washington is sixth. Their five threesomes begin play at 9:00 a.m. Fordham (No. 7), eighth-seeded St. Bonaventure and Dayton (No. 9) begin at 8:15 a.m. and Saint Joseph’s (No. 10) and La Salle (No. 11) open the championship at 7:30 a.m. with five twosomes.
Teams will play five golfers and score four and pairings will be recalculated after each round. A trophy presentation and awards ceremony will immediate follow Sunday’s final round. The winner of the A-10 Championship will advance to the NCAA Men’s Golf Tournament.