Freshman Johnny Watts became the third Ball State golfer in history to win the individual championship for the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Watts is also the first Ball State freshman to win it. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BALL STATE ATHLETICS
Ball State men's golf travel to Mason Rudolph Invitational this weekend
For the first weekend since Spring Break, Ball State men’s golf will return to action in the Mason Rudolph Invitational, hosted by Vanderbilt University.
The event will take place at the South Course of the The Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The course is a par of 71 and will be playing at 7,100 yards.
Some top-ranked opponents in the field include the eighth- and ninth-ranked teams in the country Florida and Alabama, as well as host school Vanderbilt, which ranks 14th in the nation.
Ball State had its best showing of 2016 in its last meet at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, finishing fifth overall and capitalizing on a final round of 291.
Sophomore Johnny Watts finished undefeated at the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play and finished second at Pinehurst.
The other four players making the trip for Ball State will be freshman Timothy Wiseman, sophomores Michael VanDeventer and Keegan McKinney, and senior James Blackwell.
The tournament is set to begin at 8 a.m. on April 2 with live stats available on golfstat.com.