Hilltopper Golf Returns to Mobile Bay to Start Spring
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For the sixth consecutive year, WKU will play in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate to begin its spring season. The Hilltoppers begin play in Mobile, Alabama, on Monday at the 7,212-yard, par-72 Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.
Monday, 8 a.m. CT shotgun start, 36 holes
Tuesday, tee time 8am CT, 18 holes
The field is one of the toughest the Hilltoppers have seen to date, with 14 teams including No. 20 Illinois, No. 28 Kent State, No. 49 UAB, No. 55 Florida State, No. No. 68 Memphis, No. 77 Southern Miss, No. 81 Kansas State, No. 85 Toledo, No. 95 South Alabama, Louisiana, Davidson, Miami (OH), Texas State and WKU.
Five Hilltoppers will travel to Alabama to participate in the formation of WKU. First-year student Riley Grindstaff will continue its leadership role for the Red and Whites and the juniors Luke Fuller will follow at No. 2. After a strong late fall, the fifth year Caleb O’Toole obtained the third place of the training in the second year Connery Meyer is on the fourth. Second year Aaron Pha will complete the card with five men.
Some WKU golfers played in the Thomas Sharkey Individual a week ago to prepare for the spring and serve as a qualifying event for Mobile Bay. Meyer led the team in the event, finishing t-27th individually and earning fourth place in this week’s roster.
WKU is coming off one of its biggest drops in years, with three men currently averaging below 74. Grindstaff (72.2), O’Toole (73.0) and Fuller (73.7) have always led the team and are looking to build on that momentum in the spring.