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September 11, 2011

Tech women to tee off at Drake Creek Invitational

Tournament features 36 holes Monday, 18 on Tuesday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Tech women’s golf team is hoping for fairer weather at the Drake Creek Invitational on Monday and Tuesday after rain canceled the final two rounds of the squad’s season-opening event last weekend.

The Golden Eagles will travel to Drake Creek Golf Club in Ledbetter, Ky., for the event, which is hosted by Murray State and will feature 36 holes of play beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday and an 18-hole final round on Tuesday that will start at the same time.

The Golden Eagles played just one round of a scheduled three due to bad weather in their first fall tournament last weekend at the Chris Banister Classic in Huntsville, Ala. Tech finished sixth out of eight teams in the tournament and was led by Amanda Randolph, who shot a 76.

Randolph also paced the Golden Eagles at last year’s Drake Creek Invitational, posting a two-over par 74 in the final round.

Just as they did at the Banister Classic, the Golden Eagles will get a chance to see how they stack up against Ohio Valley Conference competition at Drake Creek. In addition to the host Racers, the list of 10 participating teams includes OVC foes Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Tennessee State. Belmont, Northern Kentucky, Lipscomb and Western Kentucky make up the rest of the field.

Drake Creek will play 6.178 yards and to a par of 72.