Tennessee is expected to compete in nine stroke play tournaments as well as the SEC Match Play Championship for the second straight year in September. Including the match play event, the Vols will take part in four total fall events before taking part in five regular season spring tournaments before the SEC Championships in April.
For the first time since 1995, Tennessee is set to open the season outside the Southeast, traveling to the Mirabel Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Maui Jim Intercollegiate Sept. 9-11.
Two weeks later, the Vols will compete in the SEC Match Play Championships from September 25-27, an event in its second year. Last season at the event, Tennessee went 2-2 in three days. Although still taking place in the Birmingham area this year, the event is set to be played at the Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, as opposed to last fall’s location of Shoal Creek Golf Course. .
From October 10-11, at the Kampen course in West Lafayette, Indiana, Tennessee will make their first-ever regular season appearance in Hoosier State at the Purdue Fall Invitational.
The Vols then round out the fall at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Oct. 21-23 in Alpharetta, Ga., marking the third time in the past four seasons that UT has participated in the tournament.
Tennessee’s spring schedule features six tournaments, including the SEC Championships. The Flights will venture outside of the continental United States twice, as well as four different states in the other four tournaments.
For the third time in four seasons, the Vols will open the spring by participating in the Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Grand Reserve Golf Club from February 12-14. Last season at the Puerto Rico Classic, Brice Lewis tied the individual program record for the best 54-hole score over par with a 16-under performance that resulted in a second-place finish.
After a three-week hiatus, Tennessee then makes a second consecutive trip outside the United States March 5-7 for Cabo Collegiate in Cabo Del Sol, Mexico. This is Tennessee’s second straight appearance at the event. Lewis recorded one of his three top-10 finishes of the season at last season’s tournament with a score of 10 under.
Tennessee completes the regular season with three tournaments in the United States, starting with the All-American Intercollegiate in Houston from March 20-21. The Vols then compete at Mossy Oak Collegiate in Starkville, Mississippi, April 3-4 at Mossy Oak Golf Club before closing out the regular season at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tennessee, at Vanderbilt Legends Club April 10-12.
Tennessee competed in the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Course in 2019 and 2022, finishing third as a team both times.
After a 2021-22 outing in Webb’s fourth season at the helm in which the Vols finished in the top five in six of 10 tournaments and qualified for match play at the SEC Championships for the third consecutive time, Tennessee returns three men of letters—Lewis, Jacques Hall and Laurent Desmarchais– and adds four golfers from a 2022 class considered one of the best in the country.