Aug. 18, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army golf team, fresh off its 10th Patriot League championship and 24th NCAA appearance, will face a daunting schedule during the fall.
The Black Knights will play in six events in 2011 including its annual dual match at Navy and the Service Academy Classic with four other challenging tournaments dotting the schedule.
Army will play its Ryder Cup style match against its service academy rival October 1 and 2 at the Naval Academy Golf Course and then compete against both Navy and Air Force at the Service Academy Classic at the famed Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
The Black Knights open the fall and second season under Brian Watts in Victor, Idaho at the Battle in the Tetons at Headwaters Club September 5 and 6.
Two weeks later, Army will play at the two-day Bucknell Fall Invitational at the Bucknell Golf Course in Lewisburg, Pa. Bucknell is also hosting the Patriot League Golf Championships in the spring.
After the match against Navy, Army will play the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn.
Army closes the fall portion of its schedule at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, an event hosted by Baylor University at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas.
"To continue building on the success of last year, we wanted to challenge our players by exposing them to additional tournaments," said Watts. "These tournaments will give us great feedback on where our players stand by having the opportunity to compete against some of the top golf programs in the country. This will give the players the ability to identify their strengths and weaknesses against some of the country's best golfers."
Army claimed its 10th league title in May by edging Navy and its home course by four strokes. The Black Knights finished 13th at the NCAA Tucson Regional.
2011 Fall Schedule
5-6, Battle in the Tetons, Headwaters Club at Teton Springs, Victor, Idaho
16-17, Bucknell Fall Invitational, Bucknell Golf Course, Lewisburg, Pa.
1-2, vs. Navy, Naval Academy Golf Course, Annapolis, Md.
15-16, Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, The Blackthorn Club, Jonesborough, Tenn.
24-25, Service Academy Classic, Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J.
31-1, Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas, Texas