DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College
& State University men’s golf team is set to begin play
in their first-ever tournament tomorrow morning, traveling to the
Kiawah Island Invitational hosted by the University of South
Carolina at Aiken.
The Saints will enter the tournament as their first-ever event since North Georgia announced the addition of the program in January of 2009. “I am proud and excited to have been asked to coach for North Georgia,” said Fowler. “I am looking forward to coaching a world class team that will proudly serve as ambassadors for the University, Dahlonega, and the game of golf.”
The sixth annual, two-day Kiawah Island Invitational will be contested at the 6,875 yard, par 72 Cougar Point Golf Course. Designed by Gary Player, the course was rated at "4.5 stars" by Golf Digest.
The tournament will be a two-round, 36-hole event (18 each day). Action is slated to get underway at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. North Georgia, along with Mount Olive College and Concord University will be the first groups to tee off at between 7:30 and 8:06 a.m.
USC Aiken has won the event three times before, having won the first two editions of the event (2004 and 2005) and last year's team crown (2008). Oklahoma Christian won the event in 2007, while Armstrong Atlantic took home the team championship in 2006.
The 2009 Kiawah Island Invitational will feature 15 teams in total with five Peach Belt Conference schools involved and three teams that were ranked in the final Golf World/Nike NCAA Division II poll of 2009 participating in the event.
USC Aiken - USC Beaufort - Mount Olive College - Georgia College - Armstrong Atlantic State - Washburn University - Concord University - Belmont Abbey - Pfeiffer University - North Georgia - Flagler College - University of Indianapolis - Queens University of Charlotte - North Alabama - Coker College