Sunday, January 29, 2017

Albany State Men’s Golf releases 2017 schedule

ALBANY, Georgia -- The first official men's golf season in Albany State history is ready to commence this spring. ASU head men's golf coach Gary Hilton released the 2017 schedule on Thursday. After generating the Golden Rams' first golf team, Hilton believes the six-match slate will be a memorable one for the institution.

"Building a team from scratch has definitely had its obstacles, but I believe we have put together a team of very hardworking players to start a successful program for the future," Hilton said. "We brought in three junior college players that have experience in college golf and three local players that will make an immediate impact.

"We were waiting for several players to transfer in during the Christmas break before beginning our inaugural season. The schedule consists of six regular season tournaments and postseason, two of which will be against NCAA DI competition."

Albany State will open its historic season on Feb. 12-14 in Brunswick, Ga. The Golden Rams will participate in the College of Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational. ASU will then travel to Savannah, Ga. to compete in the Armstrong State University Invitational on Feb. 26-28.

In March, Albany State will contend in two matches in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. On March 5-7, ASU will vie in the Butler Collegiate Tournament before competing in the Bulldog Florida Invitational on March 8-9. The team will close out the month on March 27-29 in the University of North Alabama Invitational in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Albany State will host is first match with the Hurricane Invitational on April 2-4. The event will take place at the Doublegate Country Club in Albany, Ga.

After the regular season, the Golden Rams' golf team will continue it momentous run in the postseason. ASU will compete for is first SIAC championship on Monday, April 17-19. The site will be determined at a later date.

"When preparing the schedule, I wanted to set a precedent for the future of our program by playing a very difficult schedule against some of the best competition."


2/12-14/2017 College of Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational-Sea Island Golf Club Retreat Course Brunswick, Georgia

2/26/2017 Armstrong State University Invitational-Savannah Quarters CC Savannah, Georgia

3/5-7/2017 Butler Collegiate Tournament-Jacksonville Beach CC Jacksonville Beach, Florida

3/8-9/2017 Bulldog Florida Invitational-Windsor Parke GC Jacksonville, Beach, Florida

3/27-29/2017 University of North Alabama Division II Spring Review Ford City Alabama

4/2-4/2017 Hurricane Invitational-Doublegate CC Albany, Georgia

For more information regarding the Albany State men's golf program, contact Coach Hilton at (229) 317-6833 and


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