Tennessee’s 12th men’s golf team is back in action for their second tournament of the fall, traveling to Vestavia Hills, Alabama for the SEC Fall Preview.
The single event, which is in its second year of existence, will feature all 14 SEC schools competing on 54 holes of strokes – 36 holes on Sunday followed by 18 on Monday – with matches on Tuesday. The top two teams in the stroke play will face each other in the final groups of the day, while the other 12 teams will face each other in the East vs West format.
The tournament is scheduled to be played at the Old Overton Club, par 70 and 7,204 yards. The Tom Fazio-designed course was ranked sixth in the state of Alabama by Golf Digest.
According to the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Survey, seven of the teams participating in the SEC Fall Preview are ranked in the top 25. Tennessee is the third highest ranked team on the field.
Tennessee is in sixth place on the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in their opening fall tournament, in which they hit 28 under as a team. Competing in his first collegiate tournament, the freshman Caleb Surrat shot a program record of 18 under and won the individual title.
This marks the second time under the trainer’s command Brennan Webb the Vols will compete at Old Overton. During the 2020-21 season, Tennessee scored 11 below the team on the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
THE LINE OF THE VOLS
Surratt won his first singles title during his high school debut at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate. The true rookie’s under-18 performance was the best 54-hole par score in the program’s history. Surratt is currently ranked the number one college player according to Golfweek.
Tennessee’s second-best finisher at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, Lewis fired two rounds under par during the week and finished 2 under overall, with all three rounds counting in the schedule. Lewis’ second-round score of 66 marked his 50th round of parity or better.
Hall was 1 under at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, tying for 44th place. In his final Old Overton Club appearance for the 2021 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, Hall posted 2 under 208 to finish tied for 16th.
After recording two even or better rounds for Tennessee in their first career collegiate tournament, the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, Simpson makes his second consecutive appearance in the Vols’ roster.
Where is Russell
The Knoxville native made his debut as a member of Tennessee’s five-man team at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, scoring 2 under 68 in the first round and 1 under 69 in the second round.
PARTICIPATING TEAMS (14)
At the. 1 Vanderbilt, No. 3 Florida, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 13 Auburn, No. 14 Arkansas, No. 16 Georgia, No.17 Texas A&M, No.21 LSU, No. 23 Ole Miss, No. 32 Alabama, #33 South Carolina, #41 Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi
Old Overton Club | Vestavia Hills, AL | Pair. 70 | 7,204 yards
Rounds 1 and 2 (Sunday, September 25)
8:30 am – Shotgun Match (36 holes of continuous stroke play)
Round 3 (Monday, September 26)
8am – Tee Times at #1 and #10
Departure (Tuesday, September 27)
8:00 am – All matches start at number 1