NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb men’s golf team and director of golf Will Brewer are proud to announce the 2018-19 schedule.
“We are excited about this year’s schedule,” Brewer said. “Our thought process going in was to find the strongest schedule possible and play on courses that will challenge our guys. I think we nailed both of those with this schedule.”
The Bisons are looking to build on a recent streak of success despite the loss of the most decorated senior class in school history.
“This is going to be a brand new team with very little experience,” Brewer said. “There is going to be some training and coaching fundamentals early, but we feel confident that we will be developed and ready to roll when conference comes around.”
The Purple and Gold kick off the season Thursday, Aug. 30 in a dual match over 36 holes with Jacksonville University at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.
“I really like our fall slate,” Brewer said. “The one I am excited about is the first one, a dual match with Jacksonville. It will be played on the same course where the ASUN Championship is, so it will provide our guys a little bit of a preview.”
On Sept. 10-11 the Bisons will travel to San Antonio, Texas for the UTSA Invitational. They will then head to Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 24-25 to compete in the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by UAB.
In October, Lipscomb will continue its travel to Raleigh, North Carolina for the NC State Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7) and then to Vero Beach, Florida for the Quail Valley Invitation (Oct. 14-16).
After a break in the action, Lipscomb will be back on the links in February at the Sea Best Invitational (Feb. 4-5) in Jacksonville, Florida and then the Auburn Invitational (Feb. 24-26). It will be the first time the Bisons have ever competed in Auburn’s event.
March will see the Bisons flying back to Scottsdale, Arizona (Mar. 9-10) for the Desert Mountain Invitational hosted by Michigan. The next trip will be to Statesboro, Georgia (Mar. 15-17), for The Schenkel.
April will be a busy month for Lipscomb as they will host the 3rd annual Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate (April 7-9) at Richland Country Club. The Bisons finished second in their event last season shooting a +13, 865 over three rounds.
The final tournament of the regular season comes April 15-16 at the Old Waverly Intercollegiate in West Point, Mississippi.
A week later the Bisons will begin the ASUN Conference Championship (April 21-23) back at Chateau Elan.
“The competition is strong in the spring,” Brewer said. “Every week you are fighting to figure out who you are as a team. In golf there is no defense being played, it’s all offense, so it’s all in our own hands. I am looking for another great year from our group.”