Oct. 7, 2011
HEBRON, Ky. - The University of Cincinnati men’s golf team plays host to the 2011 Bearcat Invitational, Oct. 10-11, at Traditions Golf Club (par: 71; 7,050 yards).
The 14-school, 15-team field includes Austin Peay, Bowling Green, Belmont, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Georgetown University, Kentucky (with two squads), Marshall, Morehead State, Oakland, Ohio and Youngstown State.
The tournament will feature 36 holes of action on Monday with play beginning with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. ET. Final-round play starts Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
“We are very excited to host this event,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “It is going to be our pleasure to display Traditions Golf Club. The golf course is in great condition and should yield some great scores with the outstanding weather forecasted.”
The Bearcats are led by junior David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East), who owns a 73.38 stroke average through three fall tournaments. Tepe has finished first among all UC players at each event, including a season-best tie for 15th place following a 1-over par 145 in the rain-shortened Cardinal Intercollegiate on Sept. 27.
As a team, the Bearcats have struggled, averaging a 302.1 score per round.
“We have started as poorly as any team I have had at UC,” Martin said. “But, the team has displayed great work ethic, so that keeps me believing things will turn in our favor. I like my team and believe we will turn this thing around.”
Following the Bearcat Invitational, UC participates in its final tournament of the fall season, the Cabo Invitational in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Oct. 27-29. The spring season starts with the USF Invitational, March 4-6, in Dade City, Fla.