Men’s golf ties season’s best finish at Big Blue Intercollegiate

Tech’s men’s golf team ended its regular season schedule with a fifth place finish at the Big Blue Intercollegiate, hosted by Tennessee State University April 15 and 16.
The fifth place finish was their best score of the spring semester, and Head Coach Polk Brown thinks that his team could be getting hot at the right time as they prepare for the conference tournament.
“We’re playing some really good golf as we’re heading into the conference tournament, and that’s really encouraging,” Brown said. “This gives us a lot of good, positive momentum going into next week, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”
The underclassmen on the team continued their strong spring at the Big Blue Intercollegiate, where sophomore Lee Whitehead finished ninth and freshman Bryce Kendrick finished 15th out of the 93 golfers in the tournament.
All of Tech’s golfers in the tournament finished in the top 30 of the 93 players.
Freshman Adam Cunningham finished 21st, senior Lee Maxwell 27th and freshman Mitch Thomas 30th.
The Big Blue Intercollegiate was the final regular season tournament for Maxwell and Greg Kitts. However, Brown said they are class acts, great kids and a great example to the younger players on and off the course.
“Lee and Greg have rubbed off on these younger guys and have shown them the ropes and how to handle themselves in a college tournament,” Brown said. “The younger players have learned this and are playing good golf now. Our ticket to get to the regional from here is winning the conference tournament.”
The conference tournament for men’s golf will be hosted by Morehead State University April 25-27.