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Navy Men’s Golf to Compete in Tournaments at LSU and Bucknell

Junior Matthew Starobin
Oct. 5, 2017

The Navy men’s golf team returns to action on Friday when it travels to Baton Rouge, La. to take part in the David Toms Intercollegiate hosted by the 2015 National Champion LSU Tigers.  The 54-hole tournament will be held at University Club in what marks the ninth year the tournament has been played. Due to the impending Tropical Storm Nate which is due to hit The Gulf on Sunday, the tournament has been pushed up a day.  The practice round for the tournament will begin at 8:00 am CT on Friday, followed by the first round at 1:00 pm with a shotgun start. The second and third rounds will be played on Saturday beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 am.

The Field
In addition to Navy, the field includes Central Arkansas (149), LSU (19), Louisiana Tech (142), Lynn, McNeese St. (136), New Orleans, Nicholls, North Texas (73), Oral Roberts, Penn, Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Illinois (120)  () – Denotes national ranking in latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index released Oct. 4.

The Course
The LSU men’s and women’s golf teams have called University Club home for better than a decade.  The course was renovated in 2010 and re-designed under the guidance of LSU legend and PGA Tour pro David Toms and renowned golf course architect Jim Lipe.  It was showcased when University Club was selected as an NCAA Men’s Golf Regional site during the 2013 season.  The challenging 18-hole, par-72 course at University Club plays to 7,700 yards from its championship tees and features wide fairways bordered by pine hammocks and native grasses, in addition to 2,000 feet of beautiful bulkhead.

Navy’s Lineup
1.  Thomas Fricke (Haymarket, Va.), 2. Paul Mauer (Eagleville, Pa.), 3. Griffin Peters (Fountain Hills, Ariz.), 4. Matthew Starobin (Davidsonville, Md.), 5. Thomas Garbee (Asheville, N.C.)

• Navy placed 14th out of 14 teams at last year’s David Toms Intercollegiate, posting a 54-hole score of 965 (323-319-323) ... Griffin Peters was the Mids’ top performer, placing 48th with a 20-over par 236 (75-82-79)
• Among the six rounds of action this fall, Peters is pacing the team with a 73.17 average ... team captain Thomas Fricke owns a 74.50 average, while junior Paul Mauer has put together a 75.33 mark in two events.
• In Friday’s opening round, Navy will be paired up with Penn and Nicholls on holes 11-15.

Follow The Action
Live stats will be available via GolfStat or log on to the David Toms Intercollegiate home page via LSU’s web site.

Bucknell Invitational
Navy will also field a team at this weekend’s Bucknell Invitational where sophomore Connor Jaenke (Arnold, Md.) will be joined by rookies Ryan Hicks (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jake Miles (Fredericksburg, Va.), Charlie Musto (Sterling, Va.) and Ward Wilkinson (Ashland, Va.).  The Mids opened last fall at the Bucknell Fall Invitational where they finished sixth among 15 teams.  This year’s tournament is set to begin on Saturday and conclude Sunday with 18 holes scheduled for each day at the Bucknell Golf Club.


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