JONESBORO, Ark. (10/9/22) – The 27th annual Arkansas State Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate golf tournament begins Monday at RidgePointe Country Club.
This is the sixth year the tournament will be played as the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate after previously being known as the Red Wolves Intercollegiate. It was renamed in honor of Barnett, who, along with the late Wayne Wolfe, was instrumental in starting the annual tournament in 1997. Barnett, a long-time supporter of Arkansas State golf and junior golf programs, has served on the tournament committee since its creation and acts as the tournament’s director.
Included among the teams making up this year’s Arkansas State Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate are Arkansas State, Belmont, Bradley, Evansville, Green Bay, Murray State, New Orleans, Oklahoma Christian, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas A&M-Commerce and Valparaiso. A pair of individuals from the University of Arkansas are also among the 69 individuals in the tournament field.
The 54-hole tournament begins with the first and second rounds played continuously on Monday beginning with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The final round will begin at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday with groups teeing off No. 1 and No. 10 every eight minutes.
A-State has set a lineup of Luka Naglic, Devyn Pappas, Jack Madden, Thomas Schmidt and Jack Maxey for the play five and count four team scoring. Pierce Johnson, Felix Krammer and Dennis Staykov will compete as individuals. Jack Madden is the defending individual medalist while A-State has won the team title each of the last six seasons and 12 times in the 26 tournaments.
Live scoring for the tournament will be available via Golfstat. For the latest on A-State men’s golf, follow on Twitter (@AStateMGolf), Facebook (/AStateGolf) and Instagram (@astatemensgolf).
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