WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The Seahawks return to the links for the first time since mid-October when they compete in The Hayt, hosted by North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., beginning on Feb. 23.

UNCW will be playing in the first of seven tournaments this spring after making four appearances in the fall.

Coach Matt Clark will turn in a lineup of seniors Payne McLeod, Stefan Brewer and Ryan Nagy in addition to freshmen Thomas Lilly and Preston Harrington.

“I’m eager to see how we compete in this tournament,” said Clark. “This is top competition and will be a great test for us.”

The Seahawks are making their second appearance in the 15-year history of the event, which has been won by host UNF on three occasions, including last spring’s edition. UNCW finished 10th in 2009.

Thirteen of the 15 teams competing are ranked in the Golfstat top-100 and seven are in the top-50.

Harrington will tee off for UNCW at 11:18 a.m. and will be grouped with North Texas and Coastal Carolina.

The Hayt (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

Dates Feb. 23-25, 2014
Course Sawgrass Country Club (72/7,001 yards)
Location (Host) Ponta Vedra Beach, Fla.. (North Florida)
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Previous Tournament Champion UNF won the team title in 2013 with a record score of 559 while senior Kevin Phelan claimed the medalist crown with his own record score of 131. Fellow UNF senior Sean Dale fi nished as the individual runner-up at 135.
UNCW last time out The Seahawks placed ninth out of 14 teams at the Bank of Tennesse Intercollegiate in late November. Story
Other teams competing The tournament field includes #9 UAB, #8 UCF, Coastal Carolina, Furman, Augusta State, Jacksonville, #26 Liberty, Louisville, UNCW, North Texas, #2 Oklahoma State, #44 Tennessee, Troy and Tulsa.
Birdies For Kaitlyn - The men's golf team has even more reason to make birdies as part of a fundraiser to help former star Derek Brown's family. Story
Tournament Birdie Totals
Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour 3 Tour 4 Tour 5 Tour 6 Tour 7 Tour 8 Tour 9 Tour 10 Tour 11
41
44 (85)
51 (136)
39 (175)
             

 
UNCW Lineup
Payne
McLeod

Senior

Stefan
Brewer

RS-Senior

Ryan
Nagy

Senior


Thomas
Lilly

Fresh.


Preston
Harrington

Fresh.

2013-14 UNCW Virtual Guide