Swinging for the Green

Men’s Golf Off to a Strong Start

Photo Courtesy: Kiana Dale/Ole Miss Athletics

With a season that lasts almost the entire school year, Ole Miss Men’s Golf is constantly swinging for the green. When they started off back in September at the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, they finished tied for 6th place with freshman Cameron Tankersley securing them the spot. Tankersley would prove to make a name for himself moving forward when he once again led the team at the SEC Match Play Championship.

Coming out of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational with a second-place finish, Head Coach Chris Malloy said he remained impressed with the team’s performance.

“This group of guys continues to impress me with their grit and determination when things aren’t going their way,” said Malloy. “To be the low round of the day in a field of this caliber and on a golf course this tough says a lot. Through the first three tournaments of the fall, we have had two to three true freshmen in our lineup and have been competitive each time out. I think that not only speaks volumes to the depth of our lineup but the future of our program.”

The golfers travel all over—and outside of—the United States. They have visited Maui, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Los Cabos, Mexico. In all three rounds of the Cabo Collegiate that concluded on March 7th, the Rebels finished in second place overall out of 15 competing teams.

While the season isn’t over yet, the men are on the right track for a strong finish. The SEC Championship takes place from April 19-23 at Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Georgia.