FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University golf team will play host to its 26th-annual intercollegiate tournament, the Springhill Suites Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 13-14), at the Country Club of South Carolina.
The 54-hole event will consist of 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Play will begin on Monday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The CCSC course is a par 72 layout measured at 7,062 yards.
The tournament field includes FMU, Appalachian State University, Charleston Southern University, Elon University, Furman University, Gardner-Webb University, Georgia College & State University, Jacksonville State University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, Samford University, USC Aiken, USC Upstate, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and two-time defending tournament champion Georgia Southern University.
This will be FMU’s season opening tournament for 2010-2011.
The Patriot playing roster will include juniors Kurt Slattery (2010 transfer from Indians Hills Community College) and Andrew Weir (2009 transfer from Indian Hills); sophomores Sebastian Backlund (77.38 stroke average in 2009-10), Travis Gantt (79.43) and Kenneth Svanum (76.77); and freshmen Sean Morrison (Derry, Ireland) and Fredrik Sporck (Horten, Norway).
The Springhill Suites by Marriott is located at 2670 Hospitality Boulevard near the Florence Civic Center and the intersection of Interstate Highways 95 and 20.