MAC Men's Golf Tournament Starts Today

Updated 4/29/2011

Story courtesy of Miami Athletic Communications

MAINEVILLE, Ohio -
Miami University is honored to host the 2011 Mid-American Conference Championship men's golf tournament this weekend. This 72-hole event will take place at the TPC River's Bend golf club in Maineville, Ohio. The tournament opens with 36-holes on Friday. The teams will then play single rounds of 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday. The winner of the event receives an automatic berth into one of the NCAA Regional Tournaments.

"The MAC Championships are always special for the players and coaches, but this year is extra special for us since we are the host," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "The TPC Rivers Bend is an incredible facility and has been a great partner of Miami University during the entire preparation process."

Representing the RedHawks at this week's will be seniors Nathan Sutherland and Michael Drobnick, sophomores Ben Peacock and Brett Tomfohrde and freshman Austin Kelly. They will take on the eight other MAC schools that sponsor men's golf, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Toledo.

The TPC River's Bend is a 7,180 yard par-72 course. It is one of the Tri-State's Premiere Golf Courses having hosted the Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour in recent years.  An Arnold Palmer Design, TPC offers a challenging layout in a dramatic setting. The course highlights include the par-3 5th and 7th holes, which play over hazards to challenging green surfaces.

"We really hope our alums, friends, and golf fans in the Miami Valley will come out and watch this extraordinary event," said Lubahn.

Check in at the Tournament Central page for the latest information. Live stats are available here.