Spring Golf Season Gets Under Way

Brandon Baerwaldt

Brandon Baerwaldt

Feb. 14, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y.  – The Army golf team will open its spring season Sunday and Monday at the Gary Freeman Bethune Cookman Invitational at Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.

The 54-hole event features 36 holes on Sunday and 18 on Monday at the par-72, 6,691-yard layout.

Halifax Plantation Golf Club was designed by Bill Amick and features elevated tee boxes and undulating greens.

Juniors Harrison Florence and Brandon Baerwaldt, sophomore Robby Hill and freshmen Brandon Roberts and Marcus Plunkett will compete for the Black Knights.

In addition to Army and host Bethune Cookman, the tournament features St. Bonaventure, Benedict, Florida Atlantic, Stetson, Savannah State, Rollins, Edward Waters, Hampton, Lavale and Florida Atlantic and Mechanical University.

Army has relied on the Groves Training Facility for most of its work over the winter and spent some time at the Tappan Golf Driving Range.

“We are excited to get on the course and compete,” said Army golf coach Brian Watts. “We are looking forward to the spring season.”

Army will play a practice round on Saturday and participate in a dinner at Daytona International Speedway, prior to watching a race at the famed race track.

Army is scheduled to play four events prior to the Patriot League Championships.

The Black Knights will compete in the Triumph at Pauma Valley on March 11-12, play the Wildcat Invitational April 1-2 and then in the one-day Yale Spring invitational on April 6.

Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., will serve as the home course for the Patriot League Championships on April 27-28.  The winner of the tournament earns the league automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. NCAA Regional’s are scheduled to begin May 16.

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