Veteran Golden Eagle golf team opens season at Sea Trail

Veteran Golden Eagle golf team opens season at Sea Trail

First of four tournaments on Tech's Fall schedule

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A veteran lineup will head to the North Carolina Coast this weekend with second-year head coach Craig King as the Tennessee Tech men's golf team opens the 2009-2010 season in Elon University's Sea Trail Invitational.

Played at the lush Sea Trails Golf Resort in the Myrtle Beach region, the tournament will feature nearly 20 teams in three days of golf to get the new season underway.

(Photo: The veteran 2009-2010 men's golf team assembles at Ironwood Golf Course for the official team photo, to be snapped by another TTU veteran, photographer Dean Carothers)

Five seniors and one junior will make the journey to Sunset Beach for the Golden Eagles, all from Tennessee including a pair of homegrown products. Seniors Wes Korth and Jared Dunn both hail from Cookeville and embark upon the final season of their four-year career with the Golden Eagles.

Joining that pair in Tech's five-man lineup will be senior Josh Simer of Bolivar, senior Jake Heatherly from Jacksboro, and junior TravisRamsey from Grimsley.

Also qualifying to compete at Sea Trail as an individual is senior Preston Marshall of Kingsport.

"This is a veteran team and most of these guys have played at this tournament once or twice, so they should be comfortable this weekend," King said. "They've all been working extremely hard, not only during the past few weeks but all summer long, and they are really anxious to get out there and compete."

The Sea Trail Invitational is the first of four on the men's schedule for the fall season. Tech plays at the Murray State Invitational on Oct. 5-6, the UT Martin Skyhawk Invitational Oct. 12-13, and the Austin Peay Invitational Oct. 19-20.

Results of the Sea Trail will be posted nightly on