OFF THE TEE
- Cleveland State is hosting the Tom Tontimonia Invitational for the second consecutive year
- The two-day tournament will be held on the Lakewood Country Club course in Westlake, Ohio
- The tournament field will consist of 13 teams
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland State men's golf team hosts the 2nd Annual Tom Tontimonia Invitational beginning on Monday (Oct. 7) at the Lakewood Country Club.
This Vikings finished third as a team in last year's Tom Tontimonia Invitational, while Zach Robbins tied for the runner-up position in the medalist standings.
Twelve teams will be competing in this year's tournament. Participants include: Bowling Green, Cleveland State, Dayton, Detroit Mercy, Evansville, Green Bay, IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, Robert Morris and Wright State will field complete teams while Kent State will have three individuals competing.
The first 36-holes of play will begin on Monday at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Tuesday's final round will feature tee times from 8:30-10:30 a.m. depending on team placement following the opening round.
The River Run Country Club is an 18-hole course and will play to a par of 72 at 7,317 yards over the two-day tournament.
This will mark the Vikings fifth tournament of the fall season having participated in the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate, the Joe Faeganes Invitational, Eastern Kentucky Intercollegiate and the River Run Invitational. Through four tournaments Robbins leads the Vikings with a 71.5 scoring average, while Jack Hanus and Gunnar McCollins have a 74.8 stroke average.
Jules Blakely has participated in all 12 rounds this season and has a 75.3 average.
Tontimonia was an athletics administrator for 38 years at Cleveland State and held longtime sport oversight for the Viking golf programs. He retired from the University in 2018, and the men's golf program elected to rename its annual fall tournament after him to recognize his ardent support for the sport at Cleveland State.