Craft Farms Intercollegiate Co-Host Men’s Golf Set
GULF SHORES, Alabama (EMUEagles.com) – Eastern Michigan University’s men’s golf team heads south to wrap up March, as the team co-hosts the Craft Farms Intercollegiate, March 28-30. In collaboration with South Alabama, the 13-team tournament will take place on the 7,127-yard par 72 Cotton Creek Golf Course at Craft Farms Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The three-day tournament will feature 18 holes each day, with rounds on Sunday and Monday starting at 7:50 am CT off holes # 1 and # 10. Tuesday’s final round will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT.
EMU and the United States will be joined in the event by Ball State, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, Lamar, Lipscomb, Louisiana, Seton Hall, Southern Illinois, Texas State and Western Kentucky. The Ragin ‘Cajuns are the highest ranked club in the field, ranking 97th in the most recent GolfStat rankings, while the Eagles are currently at 156th.
This is the first edition of the event after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Playing for EMU will be senior Ty celone (Long Sault, Ontario, Canada-Catholic St Joseph), Senior Cougar Collins (Caledon, Ontario, Canada-Mayfield Secondary), junior red shirt Zack Mason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada-Blyth Academy Lawrence Park), first-year student Max Watson (Ashland, Ohio-Ashland), and senior Tyler rayman (Otsego, Michigan-Otsego). First-year student Mr. J. Smith (Rockford, Illinois-Winnebago) will participate in the tournament as an individual participant.
Featuring rolling fairways and large undulating greens, Cotton Creek at Craft Farms Golf Resort is highly playable from the front tees and a true championship challenge of over 7,000 yards from the spikes. True to his Arnold Palmer design, this traditional 18-hole masterpiece was designed to challenge rather than intimidate, with plenty of risk / reward opportunities throughout. Golf Digest has consistently rated Cotton Creek as one of the best places to play.
The Head Coach Bruce cunningham‘s the crew will be paired with Cincinnati and South Alabama on day one.
Craft Farms Intercollegiate – March 28-30, 2021
Or: Gulf Shores, Alabama (Cotton Creek Golf Course at Craft Farms Golf Resort)
Format: 18 holes per day
By / Yardage: 72/7 127
Field: Ball State, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Lamar, Lipscomb, Louisiana, Seton Hall, South Alabama, Southern Illinois, Texas State and Western Kentucky
Align: Ty celone, Cougar Collins, Zack Mason, Max Watson, Tyler rayman; Individual – Mr. J. Smith