SKYHAWK GOLF PROUDLY HOSTS GROVER PAGE CLASSIC NEXT WEEK IN JACKSON
March 7, 2018
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin golf program goes for its fourth tournament victory of the season when it hosts the Grover Page Classic on March 11-13 at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Tenn.
The 2018 version of the Grover Page Classic includes 10 teams and 11 individuals from Bethel, Delta State, Eastern Illinois, Incarnate Word, John A. Logan, New Orleans, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Union and the host Skyhawks.
Action starts on Sunday, March 11 with a practice round before the 54-hole stroke play event takes place over the next two days. A shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, followed by the second round later that afternoon. The third and final round will take place with another shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The forecast for Monday calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 55 degrees, a low of 33 degrees and 13 mile-per-hour winds. Tuesday’s forecast is expected to be sunny conditions, a high of 52 degrees, low of 29 degrees with a 10 percent chance of precipitation and eight mile-per-hour winds.
Opened in 1929, the Jackson Country Club features a par-72 course that is playing at 6,776 yards. This is the 12th consecutive year that the Jackson Country Club has served as host of the Grover Page Classic.
UT Martin has won the tournament title five times since 2009, including last season’s event where the Skyhawks topped the field by 13 strokes. Skyhawk junior Hunter Richardson has carded a pair of top-three finishes in this tournament, placing second last year (213, -3) while finishing in third place (210, -6) in 2016.