STATION- The No. 10 Texas A&M Men's golf team will
travel to Alpharetta, Ga., this weekend to participate in the PING/Golfweek
Preview hosted by Georgia Tech.
The team is fresh off its second place finish
in the Husky Invitational where the Aggies had two players place in the top ten
of the tournament, with sophomore Greg Yates (Mansfield, Texas) and freshman
Ben Crancer (Kirkwood, Mo.) tying for fourth place.
The three-round tournament will be start
Sunday and finish Tuesday, with golfers playing 18 holes each day on the
Capital City Club's Crabapple Course.
The course is par-70, runs the length of 7,246
yards and will play host to the NCAA Division 1 Men's Golf Championship in the
"This is a chance to see the national
championship course in advance and get four rounds of golf under our belts,"
Texas A&M head coach J.T. Higgins said. "We can get a feel for the course
and know what to expect in May. I think that is just a huge advantage for those
who have the opportunity to do it."
This tournament will expose the Aggies to some
of the best teams in the country, several of which they will face in the
Southeastern Conference as well as the national championship in May.
"The competition this week is going to be
incredible," Higgins stated. "Fourteen of the 15 teams are ranked in the top 25
and whoever wins this is going to play some great golf. We've got the best
teams and the best players on a championship course."
A&M will be represented by senior Cameron
Peck, junior Johannes Veerman, sophomores Ty Dunlap and Greg Yates and freshman
Live scoring from the tournament will be
available on GolfStat.com
City Club-Alpharetta, Ga.
Crabapple Course- (par 70 / 7,246
Georgia Tech University
Field (15 teams): No. 1 Alabama, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 3
California, Chattanooga, No. 16 Florida State, No. 19 Georgia, No. 7 Georgia
Tech, No. 18 Kent State, No. 23 New Mexico, No. 17 San Diego State, No. 2
Texas, No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 4 UCLA, No. 13 UNLV, No. 5 Washington.
Team stroke play, 54 holes
Champions: Arkansas (859, -5); Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
lineup (Team Championship): Cameron Peck (Sr.), Ty Dunlap (So.),
Johannes Veerman (Jr.), Ben Crancer (Fr.), Greg Yates (So.)
via Twitter at @AggieMensGolf
Next: Oct. 19-21 at the U.S. Collegiate
Championship in Alpharetta, Ga.