Cougar Golf Set for Home Tournament

Cougar Golf Set for Home Tournament

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE golf is set to play host to 17 other schools at the 2018 Derek Dolenc Invitational, presented by DoubleTree Hotels Monday and Tuesday at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Illinois.

The Cougars have won the event twice in the past three years, including last year. SIUE also picked up a win in 2015. Four of the top six team rounds in school history have come in the two SIUE wins at Gateway National. SIUE was second in 2016 and also in 2013.

Gateway National will play at 7,092 yards for the tournament and is a par 71

The 54-hole tournament will consist of 36 holes Monday with round one beginning with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. The final 18-hole round will be played Tuesday beginning with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m.

Aside from the host Cougars, the rest of the field includes Bradley, Creighton, DePaul, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Iowa Western CC, Loyola, Missouri State, Murray State, Northern Iowa, Omaha, Tennessee Tech, UT Martin, Valparaiso, Weber State and Western Illinois.

SIUE's lineup for the event:

1. Kyle Slattery
2. Conor Dore
3. Albert Nilsson
4. Brooks Jungbluth
5. Grant Gavin

Individual: Will Starkey
Individual: Presley Mackelburg
Individual: Parker McEachern

Live scoring for the tournament is available online at Birdiefire.com.