A-State men's golf to host two tournaments in 2012-13

JONESBORO (AStateRedWolves.com) – The Arkansas State men's golf team will host two tournament's for the first time in program history in 2012-13, both part of this season's schedule that includes five fall and seven spring tournaments set to be played in eight different states.

The Red Wolves will open their 2012-13 campaign Sept. 10-11 at the Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg, Miss.  A-State will then compete in the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate (Nashville, Tenn.) Sept. 21-23, Puma Intercollegiate (Fort Myers, Fla.) Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Bill Ross Intercollegiate (Overland Park, Kan.) Oct. 15-16.

The Red Wolves will host the first ever ASU Fall Beach Classic at the Peninsula Golf Club in Gulf Shores, Ala., Nov. 5-6 to wrap up their fall schedule.

"I'm very excited about the schedule, and I know the guys are too," said ASU head coach Steve Johnson.  "We're going to compete across the country this season for the first time in a while. We have a lot of talent coming back, plus a recruiting class that has both talent and experience.  We're also hosting a fall event this year in Gulf Shores, Ala., which is something I've been wanting to do for a while because it helps with our scheduling.  It wouldn't have been possible without the help of former ASU standout Matt Snowden, who is a Gulf Shores native."

A-State will take part in the Rice Intercollegiate (Houston, Texas) Feb. 4-5 to kickoff its fall schedule, which also includes competition at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate (Mobile, Ala.) Feb. 18-19, Jack Rabbit Invitational (Primm, Nev.) Mar. 11-12 and Memphis Intercollegiate (Memphis, Tenn.) Mar. 25-26 prior to its annual home tournament.  The A-State women's team will also be competing in a tournament hosted by South Dakota State Mar. 11-12, playing at the same time as the men's squad on the 36-hole course at the Primm Valley Golf Club.

The Red Wolves will host the 17th Annual Red Wolf Intercollegiate Apr. 1-2 at RidgePointe Country Club.  The tournament will also feature the 5th Annual Wayne Wolfe College-Am and banquet, set for Mar. 31.

A-State will participate in its final tune-up for the Sun Belt Conference Championships a week later at the Old Waverly Collegiate in West Point, Miss.  The league championships are scheduled for Apr. 22-24 in Muscle Shoals, Ala.