Men’s golf looking to clean up its game before C-USA, NCAA Tournament

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The Middle Tennessee men’s golf team is looking to clean up their game heading into the home stretch of the season. The Blue Raiders tied for fifth in their most recent tournament, the Mason Rudolph Championship, and are hoping to build on the success moving forward.

The Blue Raiders held their 2nd Annual Franklin American Mortgage Moore/Turnbow Cup on Monday as a fundraiser to help raise money for the program. The event is named for two former golf head coaches, Johnny Moore and Whit Turnbow, here at MTSU.

“It’s our major fundraiser for the year to help us with our budget to allow us to do some extra things,” Coach Webb said. “It gives us a chance to spoil the boys a little bit so we can do a little bit more as far as traveling and recruiting.”

MT will compete in their final tournament before the conference tournament on the weekend of April 23. The Wolfpack Spring Open will be held in North Carolina and senior Joey Savoie is looking to build on his strong performance from the Mason Rudolph Championship where he finished 3rd.

Savoie had one of his career best rounds at the Mason Rudolph Championship and shot a 66 on the final day. He was also excited to be in a great field to prepare for the future.

“I played good all week, just the last day I got a few good breaks and a few more putts got in,” Savoie said. “Playing Alabama, Florida, Vanderbilt and Duke, it was a good field for us that would look like the Regionals at the Grove in Murfreesboro.  It was very good preparation for the NCAA Regionals coming up.”

The Wolfpack Spring Open will feature another great field that Webb and Savoie are excited about. It will be a true test of competition as the season draws to a close. The Blue Raiders played at the course last season and Webb is thrilled about the opportunity to play there again.

“We played there last year and the course suits us very well. I look forward to having a really good week and being confident heading into the conference tournament,” Coach Webb said.

As the season winds down before the Conference USA Championship and NCAA Regionals, Coach Webb is looking to get the most out of his players and fine tune their game to prepare for some of the top teams in the country.

“We’ve proven over the course of a year that we are a very talented bunch and moved inside the top 45 in the country,” Webb said. We’re talented enough to compete with all the best teams in the country. We just need to kind of clean up a few of the little things in the next couple of weeks heading into the postseason.”

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