Men's golf team prepares to kick off 2014 in sunny Florida

The Eastern Michigan University men’s golf team heads to warmer weather in Dade City, Fla., where the Eagles will compete in the Mid-American Conference Match Play.

The tournament will be held Feb. 10-11 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The tournament will be hosted by a familiar foe, Ball State University.

If the forecast holds up, the Eagles are looking at weather in the mid 70’s.

Teams in the Tournament (by seed placement)

(1) Eastern Michigan University
(2) Ball State University
(3) Miami University
(4) Eastern Kentucky University
(5) University of Toledo
(6) Xavier University
(7) Bowling Green State University
(8) Ohio University

After the Mid-American Conference Match Play tournament, the Eagles are off until March 2, when they head back to Dade City, Fla. for a three-day tournament – competing in the USF Invitational.

After the USF Invitational, the Eagles are off until March 16. They will be, once again, heading back to Florida. This time traveling to Naples to compete in the two-day Talis Park Challenge.

Starting March 23, the Eagles will be competing in the three-day long Kingsmill Intercollegiate. The tournament will be held in Williamsburg, Va.

A short hiatus will take place following the Kingsmill Intercollegiate. The Eagles resume competition April 12 in Columbus, Ohio. The Kepler Intercollegiate will be held over two days: April 12-13.

On May 1, the final regular season tournament begins. The Eagles will head to University Park, Pa., to compete in the two-day Rutherford Invitational.

After a rough start to the 2013-2014 season, the Eagles look to regain some composure and come away with more wins. The Eagles only had two top-five finishes during the fall season.

Top Finishes of 2013-2014 (to date)

Wolverine Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sophomore Stuart Grehan finished fifth.

The Eagles finished fifth overall in the tournament.

Firestone Intercollegiate in Akron, Ohio

Grehan shined again, stealing first place in the tournament, winning by only three strokes (73, 67, 67). This tournament gave Grehan the opportunity to win the first individual title by an Eagle, since Eagle alumni, Casey Olsen did it at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in March 2013. Olsen tied for the top spot in that tournament.

Along with the tournament win, Grehan tied for the second-lowest 54-hole total in Eastern Michigan University history.

The Eagles finished third overall in the tournament, finishing only four strokes behind the tournament winner, University of South Carolina-Aiken.

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