Men’s golf set to kick off 2022-23 season at Badger Invitational

MADISON, Wis. – The Ole Miss Men’s Golf Team will begin its 2022 fall season in Madison, Wis., with the team competing in the Wisconsin-hosted Badger Invitational. The Rebels hope to continue their solid game after the end of their historic NCAA championship season.

In 2019, when the Rebels last traveled to Badger State, they found success with a third-place finish led by Jackson Suberwho shot a final round of 65 (-7) and finished in the top five. Sarut Vongchaisit also contributed with a top 10.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 11 – 18 holes (Rebels tee off at 9:15 a.m. CT)
Monday September 12 – 18 holes
Tuesday September 13 – 18 holes

RANGE
Sarut Vongchaisit (Sr.)

  • Appeared in all 11 Rebels 2021-22 tournaments last season
  • Finished the 2021-22 season with an average of 72.10 shots
  • Finished in the top 10 in 2019 at the Badger Invitational with a score of 4 under
  • Make his 36th career start for the Rebels
  • Had the second-best career finish at the 2022 Cabo Collegiate Invitational in T12

Hugo Townsend (gr.)

  • Make her career debut as Ole Miss Rebel
  • Boise State Transfer
  • Two-time Mountain West Golfer of the Year in 2021 and 2022
  • Named to 2022 Pre-Season Fred Haskins Awards Watch List
  • Earned co-medalist honors at the 122nd US Open in stroke play

Cameron Tankersley (Fr.)

  • Make her career debut as Ole Miss Rebel
  • Ranked #1 overall in Tennessee State’s rookies for the Class of 2022
  • Went viral in May 2021 after making the cut and qualifying for the Simmons Bank Open on the Korn Ferry Tour aged just 17
  • Finalist at the Tennessee State Open 2021
  • Finished in the top 5 at the 2021 Tennessee State Amateur Championship

patton samuels (Fr.)

  • Make her career debut as Ole Miss Rebel
  • Ranked #2 freshman coming out of Tennessee State for the Class of 2022
  • Achieved an overall ranking of #57 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association Rankings
  • Won two TSSAA Division II-A High School State Championships while playing with Clarksville Academy in Tennessee
  • Finalist at the 2021 Gator Invitational in Jackson, Mississippi with a six-under-par performance

Tom Fischer (Fr.)

  • Make her career debut as Ole Miss Rebel
  • Ranked #2 freshman coming out of Alabama State for the Class of 2022
  • Named 115th Overall Rookie of 2022 by the Rolex American Junior Golf Association Rankings
  • Two-time Alabama State Champion with Mountain Brook High School
  • Finalist of the 2021 AJGA Canebrake Junior Tournament in Athens, Alabama

Kye meeks (So.) (Individual)

  • Appeared in all 11 Rebels tournaments during the 2021-22 season
  • Recorded an average of 72.68 strokes for Ole Miss in his debut campaign
  • Named to the 2022 SEC freshman team, becoming the first rebel freshman named to the team since Jackson Suber in 2018
  • Recorded his career-best result (T12) at the Mossy Oak Collegiate Invitational
  • Had his lowest 18-hole score of 68 at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational

FIELD

August
Campbell
Cincinnati
state of illinois
Marquette
Maryland
Nebraska
Northern Illinois
Ole Miss

Purdue
Caroline from the south
state of south dakota
South Florida
Texas A&M
UAB
Western California
Western Kentucky
Wisconsin

THE LESSON

Ranked #2 in the nation among the best college golf courses by Golf Pass, the scenic “U Ridge” is a 7,259-yard par-72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and features rolling hills and valleys overlooking the city.

THOUGHTS FROM COACH MALLOY

“We are extremely excited to start our season. We have a lot of new faces in the lineup this week, including three freshmen, so it’s always great to see. It will be a big challenge for us as we evolve on different grass. in a different climate than what we are used to here. I know the guys will be ready to go on Sunday.

HUGO WITH HIGH ROWS

Diploma Transfer, Hugo Townsend, enters the Rebels lineup with high regard. Townsend was recently named to the 2022 Preseason Haskins Awards Watch List. Townsend is one of 25 male golfers nationwide to earn honors, nine of whom attend an SEC university. In August, Townsend finished in the round of 16 in match play and earned co-medalist honors in stroke play at the 122nd US Open. Townsend finished the stroke game within 3 to win his co-medalist award tied with three other golfers, scoring the most medalists in United States amateur history.

FRESHMEN DOMINATE THE RANGE

The signing class of 2022 is making a name for itself as all three freshmen make their season-opening tournament debuts for the 2022-23 campaign. All three freshmen were ranked among the top recruits in their respective states.

MALLOY HOPE TO KEEP MOMENTUM

Entering his ninth season as head coach, Chris Malloy hopes to build on a promising roster to follow a long post-season streak in 2021-22. Coming off of last season the Rebels finished 14th at the 2022 NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, marking the program’s second-best team at the NCAA Championships.

NEXT ON THE TEE

After this week’s move to Madison, the Rebels will turn around and travel to Birmingham, Alabama to begin play in the SEC Match Play Championship (September 25-27).

FOLLOW THE REBELS

For updates throughout the tournament, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissMGolf. Updates and additional team information can be found on Instagram at OleMissMGolf, on Facebook at Ole Miss Men’s Golf and at OleMissSports.com.

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