Men's Golf Heads to Cardinal Intercollegiate on Monday

Sept. 23, 2012

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's golf team competes at the Cardinal Intercollegiate beginning Monday at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament features 15 teams, including Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowling Green, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Francis Marion, Furman, Georgetown, Marshall, Morehead State, Murray State, Northern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and host Louisville.

The first of two rounds played Monday begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET. The final 18 holes played on Tuesday starts at 8 a.m.

Representing the Bearcats will be senior David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East); freshman Emerson Newsome (Hoschton, Ga./Mill Creek); sophomore Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome); sophomore Michael Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and freshman Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle). Redshirt sophomore Spencer Mellon will play as an individual.

Tepe led all Bearcats at the Marshall Invitational on Sept. 11, tying for 12th place with an even par 213. Newsome tied for 31st place with a 5-over 218.

"David's performance in our fall opener at Turning Stone was a bit of a fluke, so it was nice to see him come back at Marshall and play more up to his capabilities," UC head coach Doug Martin said. "We also need the freshmen to continue to grow at a rapid pace. I think both Blake and Emerson are learning that college golf is still golf. It's a higher level of golf, but it's still just golf.

"Jared Howard and Michael Wolf are two hard workers," Martin said. "They are two players that really strive to be the best they can be. I think they are getting more comfortable in the college golf environment."



The Bearcats finished in 16th place at a rain-shortened Cardinal Intercollegiate last season.