Oct. 11, 2013
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The University of Cincinnati men’s golf team wraps up its fall season schedule this weekend at the Temple Invitational, Oct. 12-13, at Philmont Country Club (par 70 – 6,670 yards) in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
UC will join host Temple along with Binghamton, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Fordham, Hartford, La Salle, Penn, Princeton, Rhode Island, Richmond, Seton Hall, Saint Joseph’s and St. John’s in the 17-team field.
The two-day, 36-hole tournament begins play Saturday at 8 a.m. ET. Fans can follow the action on golfstat.com.
“It’s a new event for us, one we’ve never played in before and I’m very much looking forward to taking the team there,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “I think the kids are very excited to go to Philadelphia. I know it’s a great golf course. I’ve been told it has some of the fastest greens these kids will ever see, so that’s going to be a challenge. Putting is going to be at a premium this weekend.”
The Bearcats are coming off a third-place finish at their host event, the Bearcat Invitational on Tuesday. UC finished with its best score (288-297-286=871) in event history. Junior Baxter Reeves (Montgomery, Ala./Brewbaker Tech/Central Alabama CC) carded a 5-under par 70-73-68=211 to tie for second place. The finish was a career best for Reeves who has ranked among the Top 5 finishers in each of UC's last three tournaments. He leads all Bearcats with a 70.5 stroke average.
Other Bearcats competing at the Temple event, include junior Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School), sophomore Emerson Newsome (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek High School), freshman Jared O'Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview High School), junior John Michael O'Toole (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley High School/Central Alabama CC) and sophomore Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle High School).
UC has finished in the Top 5 of the team standings in each of its four tournaments this season. Along with its third-place finish at the Bearcat Invitational earlier this week, the Bearcats won the Cleveland Invitational (Oct. 1); tied for second at the Marshall Invitational (Sept. 10) and finished fifth at the Cardinal Intercollegiate (Sept. 24). It marks UC's best start to a fall season in Martin’s five-year head coaching tenure.