The Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, one of the most prestigious collegiate golf tournaments in the nation, highlights the 2017-18 Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf schedule.

The Hootie will be contested March 25-27 at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina. The event was first held in 2005 and annually features some of the best teams in the nation. Last year, The Hootie included 10 teams ranked in the top-50 in the national Golfstat rankings.

The tournament is associated with the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish. It regularly draws schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The tournament has a philanthropic arm supporting the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation.

Last year, in conjunction with The Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, Hootie & the Blowfish held a concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

This year’s EKU schedule features 10 regular season events, the Ohio Valley Conference Championship and the potential for two NCAA Championship events.

The season begins Sept. 11-12 at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational in Huntington, West Virginia.

The Colonels will then return to Richmond to play host to the EKU Intercollegiate sponsored by Raising Cane’s on Sept. 16-17 at the University Club at Arlington.

After events hosted by Northern Illinois, Louisville and West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky will close out the fall portion of the schedule at the Duck Commander Intercollegiate hosted by Louisiana Monroe on Oct. 29-31.

The spring schedule begins March 8-11 at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. The regular season concludes with the Greenbrier Intercollegiate in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia on April 8-10.

The OVC Championship will be played on the Fighting Joe Course at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on April 23-25. The NCAA Regionals are scheduled for May 14-16. The NCAA Championship, hosted by Oklahoma State, will be played at the Karsten Creek Golf Club May 24-30.

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Kevin Britton
Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding