OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University head golf coach Zac Zedrick announced the 2013-14 schedule on Wednesday. The schedule features five tournaments in the fall and seven in the spring, concluding with the annual Mid-American Conference Championship, May 1-3, 2014, in Carmel, Ind.
"When we put together a schedule each season, it's always about accomplishing three things, respecting our recruiting and alumni areas, competing on great golf courses, and preparing us for what we might face during the postseason,” said Zedrick. “There's no doubt this schedule reflects that. The majority of these golf courses have hosted NCAA postseason competition, PGA Tour events or high-level amateur championships.”
The fall schedule will feature some strong regional tournaments. The RedHawks open the season at the Northern Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-8), hosted by fellow MAC rival Northern Illinois. That tournament is played at the Rich Harvest Farms course, which was the site of the 2012 MAC Championship.
Miami follows that up with a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich. to participate in the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 16-17). The Red and White then head to Zionsville, Ind. for the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22).
After participating in the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio (Oct. 7-8), the RedHawks travel to Beallsville, Md. to conclude fall play at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-22).
For the third consecutive year, the Red and White begin the spring portion of the schedule taking on their fellow MAC schools in the Mid-American Match Play event in Dade City, Fla. (Feb. 10-11). They then return to the southern portion of the country for the Colleton River Collegiate in Bluffton, S.C. (March 1-2), the Talis Park Challenge in Naples, Fla. (March 16-17) and the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va. (March 23-25).
The RedHawks return to the Midwest for their final two events before the MAC Championship, playing at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio (April 12-13) and the Boilermaker Invitational (April 19-20).
“Competing on championship-caliber golf courses will undoubtedly prepare us to perform at a high level when it matters most,” said Zedrick. “We'll also be at places where Miami is very popular, both from a recruiting standpoint and with our alumni. I'm excited for our players to have this kind of opportunity in front of them and confident we'll take advantage of it."
Miami returns nine student-athletes from last season’s team and will welcome two talented freshmen to its 2013-14 squad.