CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte 49ers men’s golf team will host its annual Irish Creek Intercollegiate on Saturday and Sunday in Kannapolis. The 7,099-yard, par 71 layout of The Club at Irish Creek will once again be the site with admission free and open to the public all weekend.
The Niners enter the weekend after two weeks off last participating in the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Georgia. Charlotte put together a 12th place effort of 890 (285/301/304) led by Riley Davenport’s 221 (70/76/75) finishing tied for 29th.
Franco Castro concluded one shot back of Davenport with a 222 (72/76/74) while Thomas Rowland was one back of Castro at 223 (70/76/77). Castro would wrap up T-35th while Rowland finished T-38th. Raoul Menard’s 226 (73/73/80) and Joe Toland’s 232 (77/77/78) capped off Charlotte’s team scoring for the weekend.
Rowland has already taken medalist honors earlier in the season using a birdie on the 18th as a playoff hole to take the top individual award in an earlier tournament this season at Irish Creek.
Castro leads the Niners with 14 rounds under par heading into Irish Creek while Menard and Davenport have nine and five rounds in the red respectively. Castro sports an 18-hole average of 72 through eight events in 2014 while Menard, Davenport and Dan Hendry are all averaging in the 73’s.
Live Stats for all three rounds will be available through http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/indexh.cfm?tournament_id=5206
CHARLOTTE LINEUP FOR IRISH CREEK INTERCOLLEGIATE
4. Raoul Menard
5. Dan Hendry
6. Seth Gandy (Individual)
7. Daniel Brantley (Individual)
TOURNAMENT FIELD (16 Teams)
Charlotte, Davidson, Akron, Appalachian State, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia State, Indiana, Kansas, North Florida, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Richmond, UNC Wilmington, Wake Forest
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday: Practice Round (12pm – Shotgun)
Saturday: 1st/2nd Rounds, 36 Holes Continuous (8:30am – Shotgun)
Sunday: Final Round, 18 Holes (8:30am Tee Times – Holes 1 & 10)
DIRECTIONS TO IRISH CREEK
From I-85 North, take exit 54 (George Lyles/ Kannapolis Pkwy). Turn left at the top of the ramp. Travel 5.5 miles on Kannapolis Parkway. Turn right on Hwy 3. Turn left on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. At the 2nd light, turn left on West A Street, then go approximately 1 1/2 miles to Fairway Drive. Turn left onto Fairway Drive and the entrance to The Club at Irish Creek is 1/4 mile on the right.
Take I-85 South to exit 63 (Kannapolis exit). Exit to the right and proceed approximately 5 miles to the 4th traffic light (West A Street). Turn right on to West A Street and go approximately 1 1/2 miles to Fairway Drive. Turn left onto Fairway Drive and the entrance to The Club at Irish Creek is 1/4 mile on the right.
From I-77 North
Take exit 42 for US-21/NC-115 toward Troutman, loop around and turn right onto US-21. After 4.2 miles, bear left to remain on 115, Statesville Hwy. After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Hwy 150. Continue on Hwy 150 for 3 miles, then bear right onto Hwy 152. After 7 miles, bear right onto Hwy 153 (Hwy 153 will become West Rice Street). When road dead-ends at stoplight, turn right onto Hwy 29A (South Main Street). Proceed 1/2 mile to West 5th Street, turn right. Continue on West 5th Street approximately 1 mile to Fairway Drive. Turn right onto Fairway Drive and the entrance to The Club at Irish Creek is 1/4 mile on the right.
The Club at Irish Creek physical address: 1196 Fairway Drive, Kannapolis, 28081.