FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University golf team will play host to the fifth-annual Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Tournament, Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 22-23), on Hilton Head Island. The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Both days will begin with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m.
The Wexford Plantation course measures 6,850 yards and is a par 72 layout.
This year’s field includes Francis Marion, Cleveland State University, University of Connecticut, Davidson College, DePaul University, Elon University, George Mason University, Ohio University, Presbyterian College, University of Richmond, Samford University, University of Texas-Pan American, Wake Forest University, Western Carolina University, College of William & Mary, Wofford College, and defending tournament champion USC Aiken.
USCA also won the 2006 event, while Elon won the 2008 tournament and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga captured the 2007 title.
The event will begin a six-tournament spring schedule for FMU. The Patriots, in their third season as an NCAA Division I program, concluded their fall slate with a 26-49 mark.
Sophomore Ciaran McKenna and senior Christopher Couch paced Francis Marion during the fall season with stroke averages of 73.9 and 74.1 respectively.