Junior Mookie DeMoss
Sept. 19, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 8 Georgia men's golf team will compete in the inaugural Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup this weekend in Kingston Springs, Tenn.
The tournament will pit SEC and ACC teams against each other for a 54-hole stroke play event Friday and Saturday, followed by an 18-hole match-play final on Sunday. The tournament will take place at The Golf Club of Tennessee, the site of the 2005 NCAA regional in which the Bulldogs were placed on their way to the nation championship.
There will be team and individual champions crowned after stroke play concludes Saturday.Then the top teams from each league will meet to play for the "Top Conference" honor.
Joining the Bulldogs from the SEC will be Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. The ACC representatives will be Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest.
"It's a new tournament with a different format, and we're pretty happy to be going up there," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "There's a lot of excitement about going and doing something different. The majority of it is stroke play, which is pretty straightforward. And we've played enough match play so that we all understand it. But it does give us more experience in that format. The more you play, hopefully the better you get at it. After stroke play, we'll talk about the match play. But for the most part, it's just going out and playing golf."
Results and tee times can be found at golfstat.com.
ESPNU will be on hand for the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup and will air a highlights show on Sunday, Oct. 13.
The Bulldogs are coming off a season-opening second-place finish in the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga.