Appalachian State University men’s golf coach Bill Dicus announced the team’s schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season on Monday.
The Mountaineers will take on 11 tournaments before competing in its first Sun Belt Championships from April 19-21. They will compete in four tournaments in the fall and a junior-varsity, five tournaments and a head-to-head in the spring.
Appalachian starts its season on Sept. 29, traveling to Aurora, Ohio to compete in the Cleveland State Invitational at the Barrington Country Club. Two weeks later, they will travel to the Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C. to play in the Donald Ross Intercollegiate, a tournament in which they took fourth last season.
On Oct. 18, the men’s golf team will play at the University of South Carolina Invitational in Camden, S.C. at the Camden Country Club. To close out the fall season, the Mountaineers will face unchartered territory at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic at Turtle Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. This is a course the Mountaineers hasn’t played on.
The junior-varsity Pfeiffer Invitational will be the kick-off of the spring season on Feb. 23. Dicus will send a number of golfers there to compete individually and gain some experience before the meat of the season begins.
On March 8-10, Appalachian will host its annual Bash at the Beach tournament. The tournament will take place at the Surf Golf Club in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. The next tournament will be on March 14 at the Cape Fear National Golf Club in Leland, N.C. Appalachian will go more north to a familiar course playing in the Kingsmill Intercollegiate Tournament at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va.
The Mountaineers will team up with the Appalachian women’s golf team to play in the University Cup on March 26. They took the crown last season upending Gardner-Webb 4.5-to-3.5. The last two tournaments will be from April 11-14 where they will play in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate on the first two days then travel to the Country Club of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, S.C. for the next two days to end the regular season.