UTM GOLF HOSTS SKYHAWK FALL CLASSIC AT PARIS LANDING STATE PARK

September 30, 2016

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MARTIN, Tenn. – Head coach Jerry Carpenter and the University of Tennessee at Martin golf team will proudly play host to the Skyhawk Fall Classic, held at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tenn. on Oct. 2-4.

A total of 11 teams will vie for the tournament title, as UT Martin is joined by Alabama State, Alcorn State, Austin Peay, Bethel, Incarnate Word, John A. Logan, Murray State, Rend Lake, Tennessee State and Union.

A practice round will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 before the 54-hole stroke play tournament begins the following morning. Tournament participants will tee off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 with the second round to follow later that afternoon. The third and final round tees off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Built in 1971, the par-72 Paris Landing State Park golf course plays at 6,685 yards. The course is located just off US Highway 79 and is one of the signature courses of the Tennessee State Park System and Tennessee Golf Trail.

Monday’s forecast calls for a high of 75 degrees, a low of 55 degrees, mostly sunny skies and a zero percent chance of precipitation. Tuesday’s weather outlook is a high of 80 degrees, a low of 60 degrees, sunny skies and a zero percent chance of rain.

The Skyhawk Fall Classic is the fourth of 11 regular season tournaments for UT Martin in 2016-17. The Skyhawks are responsible for a pair of top-five finishes so far this season, as Austin Swafford (70.8, two runner-up finishes) and defending Ohio Valley Conference medalist Hunter Richardson (71.1) each rank in the top-eight in the league in scoring average.


Photo courtesy of Patrick Clark/Athlete's Eye Photography



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