No. 20 Bearcats open season at Jay Jennison Cup on Monday

No. 20 Bearcats open season at Jay Jennison Cup on Monday

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The 20th-ranked Lander men's golf team begins the 2018-19 season this week at the Jay Jennison Cup hosted by Flagler. The Bearcats will open play Monday and Tuesday at the par-72, 6,939-yard World Golf Village Slammer & Squire Course.

STORYLINES

• The 15-team field is highlighted by six teams ranked in the preseason top-25. Along with the 20th-ranked Bearcats, Barry (3rd), USC Aiken (7th), Newberry (12th), Rollins (14th) and Young Harris (25th) are also competing. 

• Lander is competing in its first event under new head coach Mark Riddle. 

• The Bearcats finished in the top-five of five events last season and placed two players on the all-conference team. Four Bearcats improved their stroke average from 2016-17 and three different players notched top-10 finishes.