GREENVILLE, S.C. – The No. 15 Texas A&M men’s golf team wraps up the fall slate with an appearance at the Furman Intercollegiate Sunday and Monday.
The Furman Golf Club plays at par-71, 7,005 yards. The 15-team field is predominantly from the Atlantic coastal region, including four teams from the Big South Conference and three Southern Conference members. The Atlantic 10 Conference and Colonial Athletic Association each have two representatives.
This marks the Aggies’ first appearance at the 52-year-old tournament. The list of former winners includes a cavalcade of golfers who have gone on to storied PGA careers, including Curtis Strange (1974), Jay Haas (1976), Mark Calcavecchia (1979), Brad Faxon (1983), Billy Andrade (1985), David Duval (1991) and Matt Kuchar (1997).
Texas A&M’s lineup features senior Daniel Rodrigues along with juniors Phichaksn Maichon, Vishnu Sadagopan and Michael Heidelbaugh. Freshman Aaron Pounds rounds out the Aggie fivesome.
Playing individually, redshirt freshman Joe Stover makes his collegiate debut while freshman Jack Usner plays in his second career tournament.
The Aggies head to the tournament without the services of Jaime Montojo who made his DP World Tour debut this weekend in Spain.
In their most recent outing, the Maroon & White finished eighth in an uber-talented 14-team field at The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational. Maichon and Rodrigues finished t-9th at 5-under 211.
The Aggies opened the season with a third-place finish at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills. The Maroon & White finished sixth at the SEC Match Play hosted by Jerry Pate and followed with a 3-2 win against No. 12 Tennessee. In its most recent outing, Texas A&M tied for ninth in the loaded 15-team field at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational.
The competitors are slated to play 54 holes on the par-71, 7,005-yard Furman University Golf Club. The course honed the skills of future PGA Tour winners Brad Faxon and Bruce Fleisher as well as a trio of women’s golf legends including Beth Daniel, Betsy King and Dottie Pepper who combined to win 84 LPGA tour events and nine majors.
Sunday’s action begins with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The Aggies are paired with host Furman and No….