Golf team ready for invitational

The Rattlers golf team will play host to three other schools at the annual FAMU Invitational.

The tournament will take place Monday and Tuesday at the Killearn Country Club, a 72-par, 7,006-yard golf course.

The course, which was once the site of the PGA’s Tallahassee Open, should provide good competition for the four schools involved. Along with FAMU, Bethune-Cookman, South Carolina State and Lewis University from Romeoville, Ill. will also compete.

Head coach Marvin Green feels that senior leadership is going to be essential if the Rattlers expect a victory.

“We need our seniors Pat Irwin and Jay Sandhu to stay consistent, if they do that and our other players can carry their weight, we should be successful,” Green said.

Green feels the Rattlers toughest competition will come from B-CC. The Rattlers were unsuccessful in an earlier competition with the Wildcats. Earlier this month B-CC, led by junior Luke Miller, finished first at the Stetson Spring Invitational, while the Rattlers placed sixth.

The team is constantly improving and Green sees the invitational as a chance to improve on an already successful season. So far the Rattlers have two third place finishes. They are coming off of a second place finish in last weekend’s Mercer University Collegiate Open in Macon, Ga.

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