April 24, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss men’s golf team will travel to St. Simmons Island, Ga., this weekend to compete in the SEC Championships at the Sea Island Golf Club.
The 6,898 yard, par-70 course has hosted the SEC Championships every year since 2001. The three-round event, which begin on Friday and runs through Sunday, features some of the premier teams in the nation as over half of the field is ranked in the top 25, including No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 Georgia.
“We love the challenge of playing at Sea Island, the best venue of any conference golf championship,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “If you don’t get a special feeling about playing this course and playing for this championship, you just can’t get excited very much. We play in the strongest golf conference in America, so we know we will be tested. We usually see high winds and tough pins at Sea Island, but for a major championship, you want and expect to be supremely tested. I like our lineup and feel we are playing the best golf of the season right now. I am ready for this challenge.”
The Rebels, who are coming off of their second-straight top-five finish, will play junior Blake Morris, freshman Noah West, senior Tom Brown, junior Joe Lewis and freshman Ben Wolcott.
Junior Blake Morris leads the Rebels with a 71.10 stroke average heading into the SEC Championships. The Waterbury, Conn., native has seen a successful third year in Oxford, compiling four top-five finishes.
Ole Miss will begin teeing off at 8:10 a.m. on Friday and fans can follow live scoring by going to OleMissSports.com and clicking on the link in the calendar. Follow the Rebels all season on Twitter at @OleMissMGolf and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OleMissMGolf.