Aug. 7, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Headlined with the hosting of the Wolverine Intercollegiate at the U-M Golf Course, University of Michigan men's golf head coach Chris Whitten announced today (Wednesday, Aug. 7) the Wolverines' 10-tournament schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
"All of our players should be excited about our schedule because it gives us good challenge and good variety," said Whitten. "We always like opening at home and the U-M Golf Course prepares us well for what will see on the road. We also get to see two major championship venues this fall with Erin Hills in the Ocean Course. The goal of the schedule every year is to prepare our team for the level of competition and quality of golf courses that we will see in the postseason and help develop our players and we've done that this year."
U-M will compete in 10 regular-season tournaments -- five fall and five spring events -- followed with the postseason beginning in French Lick, Ind., for the 2014 Big Ten Championships at the French Lick Resorts Pete Dye Course. Overall, four of U-M's 10 slated events are return visits from a season ago.
U-M opens the fall with the 11-team Wolverine Intercollegiate, Sept. 16-17, at the U-M Golf Course. It marks the first time the men's program has hosted a home event since the 2011-12 season. The following weekend, Sept. 22-24, U-M heads to Northwestern's Windon Memorial for the seventh straight year at the Knollwood Country Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
The fall season reaches its midpoint in Hartford, Wis., with the Erin Hills Collegiate, Oct. 6-8, at the Erin Hills Golf Course, site of the 2017 U.S. Open. Following the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at the Berkley Country Club, Oct. 14-15, in Duluth, Ga., Michigan's fall concludes at the Invitational at the Ocean Course, Oct. 27-29, in Kiawah Island, S.C. The 54-hole event will be played on the famed Ocean Course, which served as the host for the 2012 PGA Championship.
After a three-month break from competition, the Wolverines' 2014 spring opens in Bradenton, Fla., with the sixth annual Big Ten Match Play Championship, Feb. 14-15, at The Concession Golf Club before the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. U-M will play in Purdue's event for the 12th straight year at the Rio Mar Resort's River Course.
With the determination of U-M's spring break tournament still being decided, the spring will conclude with William & Mary's C&F Bank Intercollegiate, March 23-25, at the Kingsmill Resort's River Course in Williamsburg, Va., and Texas A&M's Aggie Invitational, April 5-6, at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas. U-M's postseason play will begin at the Big Ten Championships in French, Lick, Ind., May 2-4. For the third straight year the conference tournament will be held at the French Lick Resort's Pete Dye Course.
The NCAA postseason starts with 54 holes of regional play at six selected sites -- Noblesville, Ind. (The Sagamore Club); Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC's Finley Golf Course); San Diego, Calif. (The Farms Golf Club); Lubbock, Texas (The Rawls Course); Bremerton, Wash. (Gold Mountain Golf Club) and New Haven, Conn. (The Course at Yale). The top five teams and top individual from a non-qualifying team advance to play in the NCAA Final, May 27-June 1, at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
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