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Golden Eagles heading out west for Bison Invitational


By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information Coordinator

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In it's second event of the spring season, the Tennessee Tech women's golf team will find itself traveling across the country to Las Vegas for the Bison Invitational, hosted by Bucknell. The two-day event, spanning March 10-11, will mark the first time in coach Polk Brown's head coaching tenure that the squad will travel by air to such a distant destination. The tournament will take place at the Paiute Golf Resort.

World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Pete Dye, is the design force behind the three distinctive layouts found at this unique destination just 25 minutes northwest of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Renowned for his course architecture, as well as comedic commentary about the game and the courses he has designed, Pete Dye proved how "One-of-a-Kind can now come in Threes" in his concept to realization of Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf. Never missing a chance to infuse his legendary challenge of the field with his signature elements such as railroad tie bunkers and sweeping slope changes, he ensured each course within this Vegas Trio presents the golfer a different experience from its siblings.

The Golden Eagles enter the event after three days at the Kiawah Island Classic, finishing 30th out of the 36 participants.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how the girls rebound from Kiawah," said Brown.  "They have been putting in some good work since we got back, and I expect that they will do well in Las Vegas. Getting to go out west is a big step for our program, and it should be a great experience for the ladies. We look forward to putting ourselves in contention for the title."

Here's a look at the starting five Golden Eagles:

  1. Whitney Robertson (Fr.)
  2. Maddi Everts (So.)
  3. Megan Williamson (So.)
  4. Lydia Triplett (Fr.)
  5. Allison Geer (So.)