Golden Eagles set to tee it up at Jacksonville's Grub Mart Invitational

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Despite rainy conditions for their practice round Sunday, perfect weather is expected to greet the Tennessee Tech men's golf team Monday morning when they step onto the tees at Silver Lakes Golf Course to play the first 36 holes in the Grub Mart Invitational.

More than a dozen teams are expected to compete for the title in the 54-hole tournament being hosted by Jacksonville State University.

Austin Peay is the defending tourney champion after jumping past three schools on the final day to win the crown in 2009. Tech overcame a slow start last year with improved scores Tuesday before placing 13th.

Coach Craig King's lineup will feature five seniors plus junior Travis Ramsey. Playing in Tech's five-man lineup will be seniors Wes Korth, Josh Simer, Jake Heatherly, Blake Garrison and Ramsey. Senior Preston Marshall (shown in photo at right) will compete as an individual.

Simer has been Tech's leader this season, averaging 72.7 with two top five and all-tournament honors and four finishes in the top 10. In Tech's JSU lineup, Wes Korth and Jake Heatherly carry the team's next lowest averages and each has one top 10 finish this season. Korth is averaging 75.0 while Heatherly's 2009-10 average is 76.2.

Results will be posted each day on TTU sports.com.