Bulldog golf hosts Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

Golfers from 21 collegiate teams will converge on Squire Creek over the next three days as Louisiana Tech hosts the annual Jim Rivers Intercollegiate starting this morning and running through Tuesday.

Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. on today and Monday and then 8 a.m. for the final round on Tuesday.

The 54-hole event at Squire Creek (Par 72 – 7,105 yards) will feature Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Chattanooga, Francis Marion, High Point, Houston, Lamar, Little Rock, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Middle Tennessee, Rice, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, ULM, UT Arlington, UTSA, WKU and Tennessee (Individuals only).

LA Tech will have two teams competing this weekend. LA Tech (A) will be comprised of Lake Juban, Hunter Battles, James Swash, Mac Murphy and Sam Murphy while LA Tech (B) will include Will Patrick, Payne Johnson, Grant Smith, JC Wigglesworth and Blake Blaser.

LA Tech (B) will tee off on hole 10 this morning at 7:30 a.m. while LA Tech (A) will tee off on hole 10 at 11:40 a.m.

Fans are welcome to come out to Squire Creek and watch the action all three days although golf carts will not be available. Fans can also follow the action through live scoring at golfstat.com.  

Louisiana Tech returns all nine golfers from the 2020-21 roster, including fifth-year seniors Mac and Sam Murphy. Mac Murphy was named third team all-C-USA and first team all-Louisiana last season, while Sam Murphy was named second team all-Louisiana.

Head coach Matt Terry enters his fifth year at helm of the Bulldog program. In the 2020-21 season. Terry was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Men’s Golf Coach of the Year.

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team hosts Little Rock today at 1 p.m. at Robert Mack Caruthers Field, the last non-conference tilt before Conference USA play begins.

LA Tech returned home for the first time in three weeks this past Friday, routing Sam Houston by a final score of 4-0 to remain unbeaten against the Bearkats and improve to 2-0 at the new facility.

The Lady Techsters are 3-3-1 on the year and undefeated at home while Little Rock is 2-2-1 after a 1-0 win over Grambling State.

Season tickets are $50 while single-game tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 4-17).  All tickets are general admission in the new facility with stands comprised of bleacher-style seating with backs.

Photo: Emerald McIntyre


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