SFA Men Set to Tee Off at SLC Championships
April 21, 2012
McKINNEY, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin men's golf team heads to McKinney, Texas Monday to open the 49th annual Southland Conference Golf Championships. The championships will be played at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club on their 7,346-yard, par-72 Pete Dye Signature Course.
The Lumberjacks look to bounce back from a fifth-place finish a year ago, when they dropped one spot in the standings over the course of the final three holes. SFA enters the week playing its best golf of the season. Junior Mitchell McLeroy has recorded four top-five finishes in as many tournaments, including an individual title at the Jim West Intercollegiate where he fired a nine-under par 207. Prior to that McLeroy recorded a runner-up finish at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate with a one-over 217.
As a team, the Lumberjacks have also recorded four consecutive top-five finishes, and just missed a team title at the Jim West Intercollegiate firing a one-under 863 to finish second overall. The team's most impressive finish came at Little Rock, Ark., where SFA climbed six places on the final day of action to record a fifth-place finish.
The 'Jacks will tee off at 9:04 a.m., off the back nine. SFA will be paired up with UTSA. Freshmen Cody Wing and Blake Pugh will be the first two Lumberjacks to go off followed by seniors Michael Smith and Stetson McMillan. Junior Mitchell McLeroy will be the final Lumberjack to tee off in the opening round of action.