Cassetty, Golden Eagles get season underway in Kentucky

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COOKVILLE, Tenn. -- Junior Tyler Cassetty has played in several big tournaments throughout his young golfing career, and Monday he'll add another chapter to his resume when he tees off as Tennessee Tech's No. 1 when the Golden Eagles open the season in Kentucky.

Coach Graig King takes the Golden Eagles to the Pine Island State Resort Park in the southeast corner of the state, to play in the Morehead State Fall Kick-Off Invitational. The 54-hole tourney begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Wasioto Winds Golf Course. After playing a practice round Sunday, the field of 10 teams will play 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday.

Tech is slated to play alongside Belmont and Southern Illinois in the first round. Other teams in the field include host Morehead State, Murray State, UT Martin, Lipscomb, Bellarmine, Walters State and John A. Logan College.

Cassetty sat out last season as a redshirt after seeing regular action in his first two seasons on the roster. He returns to action at the top of Tech's five-player team lineup. Following him in the lineup will be juniors Travis Ramsey and Lee Maxwell, and freshmen Mason Griffin and Greg Kitts. Another freshman, Sam Schrock, will also be in the tournament competing on an individiual basis.