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APSU Golf hits the road for Red Wolves Intercollegiate


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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJonesboro, AR – As the regular season begins to wind down, Austin Peay State University men’s golf team is set to play in its fourth spring tournament by participating in the 20th Annual Red Wolves Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, at the RidgePointe Country Club.

Austin Peay Men's Golf travels to Arkansas to play in 20th Annual Red Wolves Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf travels to Arkansas to play in 20th Annual Red Wolves Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

This will be APSU’s fourth of five spring tournaments in preparation for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, April 25th-27th, in Muscle Shoals, AL, at the Robert Trent Jones Trail on The Shoals Fighting Joe course.

Despite recent torrential rain that dropped five inches on Jonesboro, Wednesday, the two-day 54-hole event on the par-72, 6,565-yard layout is scheduled to go without hitch as 36 holes will be played Monday and the final 18 Tuesday.

APSU Erik HedbergIn addition to the Govs, four other Ohio Valley Conference teams—SIU Edwardsville, Belmont, Eastern Illinois and UT Martin will be competing along with host Arkansas State, Creighton, Northern Iowa, Omaha, Nicholls State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, New Orleans, South Dakota, North Dakota State and Missouri State.

The Governors will feature the same five competitors in the event but with a different line up. After his first top-five finish (fourth) at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, including two below-par rounds, junior Erik Hedberg will assume the No. 1 role followed by seniors Chris Baker and Austin Kramer, sophomore Justin Arens and senior Tyler Phillips. Freshman Sean Butscher will play as an individual.

APSU Chris BakerThe Govs are coming off a third-place finish at the Bobby Nichols preceded by a fourth at Pinehurst.

“Our guys have been playing better of late,” APSU coach Robbie Wilson said. “It’s been nice to see good finishes even though we haven’t played our best team golf yet.

“Erik played really well for us at Tech. Arkansas State’s event is familiar to our team and I feel like we have an understanding of the course. Last year we got off to a slow start there but finished strong behind good rounds from Erik and Justin.”




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