April 26, 2014
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - After 11 regular-season events, the University of Louisville men's golf program begins postseason competition this weekend when it tees off at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships in Palm Harbor, Fla.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament tees off with an 8 a.m. split-tee start Sunday on the 7,340-yard, par-71 Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. Fans can follow live scoring by visiting GolfStat.com.
The Cardinals, who finished fourth in their last event, will square off against No 7 UCF, No. 9 Houston, No 30 USF, No 31 SMU, No 47 Memphis, Cincinnati, Rutgers, UConn and Temple.
The Cardinals have played well this spring, posting two third-place finishes and a fourth-place ending in their last three events before the conference tournament.
Sciot-Siegrist enters the championship with the best stroke average and has posted a pair of second-place finishes in consecutive tournaments. He was named the American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week on Thursday.
UCF's Greg Eason is currently the nation's ninth-ranked golfer heading into this weekend's championship, while USF's Chase Koepka ranks 17th nationally.
Other American golfers in the national top-20 entering this weekend include SMU's Bryson Dechambeau (No. 19). Eason and Dechambeau are semifinalists for the 2014 Ben Hogan Award. Complete results and a recap from each day of the 2014 American Men's Golf Championship may be found at www.TheAmerican.org.
The Cardinals are the sixth-seed in the tournament and will tee off on Sunday at noon on the 10th tee with Cincinnati.