Athens, GA - The sixth-ranked Georgia men’s golf team will continue the fall portion of its schedule by playing in the Fourth Annual Brickyard Collegiate Championship this weekend.
The Bulldogs will compete Friday through Sunday at The Brickyard at Riverside trying to continue the success they have enjoyed in Macon. Georgia claimed the 2007 and 2008 team titles, while Harris English and Macon native Russell Henley earned medalist honors in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
This weekend, English and Henley will be back in the lineup with fellow senior Hudson Swafford, sophomore T.J. Mitchell and freshman Keith Mitchell (who will be making his collegiate debut). The Bulldogs also will have senior Rob Bennett and sophomore Scott McAlpine entered as individuals, meaning their scores cannot count toward the team score.
“We’ve got some good memories of the Brickyard that we should be able to draw from,” Georgia coach Chris Haack said. “So much of our sport is about confidence, and what we’ve been able to do in Macon will be beneficial. We’re excited about this weekend. It’s a well-run tournament, it’s a great course and it’s a solid field. We can’t wait to tee it up.”
Joining the Bulldogs and tournament host Mercer at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship will be No. 3 Augusta State, Boston College, Chattanooga, No. 13 Clemson, Colorado State, No. 18 Florida State, No. 7 Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, North Florida, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas-Arlington and Virginia Tech. Oklahoma is coached by former Georgia player and assistant coach Ryan Hybl.
The Bulldogs will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday with their counterparts from Georgia Tech and Augusta State.
Tee times and live scoring can be found at golfstat.com. Additional information can be found at brickyardcollegiate.org.
The Bulldogs have placed third and sixth in their first two tournaments of the season. English leads the Bulldogs with a 73.17 scoring average, followed by Henley at 73.33. Swafford took second in the PING Golfweek Preview, while Henley came in 10th for the top individual performances thus far.
Georgia will conclude its fall schedule Oct. 24-26 at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla.