Feb. 2, 2014
The Tennessee men's golf team begins its quest for another berth in the NCAA Championships as the spring season tees off at the Sea Best Invitational in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
The Vols will be playing against some of college's best competition at one of the nation's elite courses when play starts Monday, Feb. 3, at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
The Vols owned the Sea Best tournament last season, sweeping the championships and setting four tournament records. The record-setting performance was led by Rick Lamb. The former Volunteer claimed the Sea Best individual championship after shooting one of the best 54-hole rounds of his career. His tournament victory was highlighted by a second round 65 (-7).
After icy cold weather delayed much of Tennessee's tournament preparation, head coach Jim Kelson opted to begin the spring season with the starting five of:
Sophomore Grant Daugherty will also be competing at the TPC Sawgrass course as an individual. Daugherty will be seeing his first action since the 2012 Windon Memorial tournament.
Goss, a 2014 Masters participant, began his Tennessee career at last year's Sea Best Invitational. The Australian finished tied for 16th after carding rounds of 77-71-78=226. Goss enrolled at UT in December.
The first two rounds will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (ET) Monday morning. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday morning.
2013-14 Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (46; 50)
Leader in Stroke Average: Oliver Goss (71.08)
Last event: Gifford Collegiate - 9th of 10, 867 (+27) Top Individual (last event): Oliver Goss - T-18th, 213 (+3)
2014 Sea Best Invitational
Cal Poly, East Carolina, ETSU, Florida Atlantic, Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, Liberty, North Florida, Old Dominion, Pepperdine, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC-Upstate and Winthrop
February 3-4, 2014
TPC Sawgrass-THE PLAYERS Stadium - Ponte Vedra, Florida - Par 72 - 6,977 yards
SEA BEST RECORD BOOK
Individual: Rick Lamb, TENNESSEE - 70-65-76--211 Team: TENNESSEE - 200-279-300--879
TENNESSEE'S TEE TIMES
Monday, Feb. 3 - First Round - 8:30 a.m. ET - Paired with Florida and Jacksonville Monday, Feb. 3 - Second Round - TBD Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Third Round - TBD
VOLS STARTING LINEUP