KAUAI, Hawaii (Oct. 29, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team wraps up its fall season this week as the Bucs head to Hawaii to play in the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, which begins Sunday at the Princeville Makai Golf Club.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE BUCS
ETSU is coming off its stint at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate where 14 of the 17 teams were ranked in the top-50.
Freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.) led the Blue and Gold for the third time this fall season at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, while senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) – who finished runner-up at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate earlier this month – looks to finish the fall season on a positive note.
Gradecki and Reichert are the top-two scoring leaders for the Bucs … Gradecki leads the team with a 72.75 stroke average, while Reichert is right behind at 72.92.
Reichert, Gradecki and Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea ) have all registered two eagles on the fall campaign.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The Warrior Princeville Makai Golf Invitational is a three-day tournament with rounds being played Sunday, Oct. 30, Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1 … Each round begins with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. ET.
The tournament will be played at the Pinceville Makai Golf Club, which is a par-72, 7,223-yard course layout.
Alabama won the 2015 team tile, but the Crimson Tide will not be playing in this year’s tournament.
This marks the fifth straight year ETSU will be playing in this tournament … The Bucs’ best finish came in 2012 when ETSU placed fourth out of 16 teams.
Nineteen teams make up the 2016 Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational … Joining ETSU in this year’s field are Arizona State, Cal Poly, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Mississippi, Missouri, Missouri-Kansas City, Sam Houston State, San Diego, San Francisco, Pepperdine, Princeton, UC Irvine and Utah Valley.
Four teams are ranked in the top-50 of the Golfstat Rankings, including three in the top-25 … The teams ranked in the top-50 include No. 22 Arizona State, No. 24 Missouri, No. 25 Ole Miss and No. 49 Colorado State.
Individually, two golfers are ranked in the top-20, three in the top-40 and five in the top-70 of the Golfweek Rankings.
ETSU’s lineup this weekend features Gradecki, Kim, Reichert, Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) and Zack Ford (Cochranton, Pa.).
The Bucs’ lineup features one senior, one sophomore, and three freshmen.
ETSU is paired with Hawaii, Ole Miss and Sam Houston State on Sunday … The Bucs tee off Friday at 2 p.m.
Live scoring for all three rounds of the tournament will be available via Golfstat.com.
Full recaps with scores will be available on ETSUBucs.com after each day.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf page.