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Men's golf heads to SoCon Championship

Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
         
Release: April 14, 2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's golf team will travel to the coast this weekend for the 76th Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship, in Daniel Island, S.C. The three-day, 54-hole event will begin Sunday and conclude on Tuesday.

The Spartans are coming off an 11th-place finish at the Gary Koch Invitational last weekend, shooting a 902. UNCG finished second at the SoCon Championship last year.

The top team at the tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional hosted by UNCG at the Grandover Resort on May 17-19.

Sunday's action at the Ralston Creek Course is set to begin at 8 a.m.

Tournament information

Event: 2012 Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship

Host: The Southern Conference

Location: Daniel Island, S.C.

Course: Ralston Creek Course

Dates: April 15-17

Format: 18 holes each day

Par: 72

Length: 7,446 yards

Live stats: www.Golfstat.com

Participating teams (11): Appalachian State, Chattanooga (34), College of Charleston (95), Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern (84), Samford, UNCG, Western Carolina, Wofford.

Tournament notes: Georgia Southern is the defending team champion, winning last year in Florence, S.C. Three Southern Conference teams are currently ranked in the top 100. Stephan Jaeger, the 2010 and 2011 SoCon Player of the Year, leads the 34th-ranked Mocs, followed by Georgia Southern (84) and College of Charleston (95). Past individual champions include Arnold Palmer (1948-49) and Brad Faxon (1983).

Up next: Both the team champion and individual medalist of the SoCon Championships will earn automatic qualifications to the NCAA Regional played at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., hosted by UNCG May 17-19.

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