Golf: Panthers set to start fifth NCAA championship appearance

Golf: Panthers set to start fifth NCAA championship appearance

The LaGrange golf team begins play Tuesday in the NCAA Division III Golf Championships at Mission Inn Resort and Golf Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Panthers are making their fifth appearance in the last six years in the tournament and ninth overall national tournament appearance.

Senior Hudson Keener will be trying to earn All-American honors for the third straight year. Keener finished third in last year's championships. He has won four tournaments this spring, including the Great South Athletic Conference championship tournament for the second straight year.

The Panthers are paired with Illinois Wesleyan and Washington & Jefferson the first two rounds. Illinois Wesleyan is ranked sixth nationally and the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin champion. The Titans were runners-up to Greensboro in 2011 and are making their sixth straight appearance in the tournament. Washington & Jefferson is the President's Athletic Conference champion.

Tuesday Tee Times (Los Colinas course, Hole No. 1):
10:20  Victor Choi
10:30  Freddie Wolford
10:40  Hunter Keener
10:50  Cory Howard
11:00  Hudson Keener

Wednesday Tee Times (El Campeon, Hole No. 1):
8:40  Victor Choi
8:50  Freddie Wolford
9:00  Hunter Keener
9:10  Cory Howard
9:20  Hudson Keener

Keep up with the Panthers at: Golfstat.com

The Official NCAA DIII Men's Golf Championship program is available at www.ncaa.com/DIIIMensGolf.