Simpson University’s Men’s Golf Team Gears Up for NCCAA National Tournament

For Immediate Release


Simpson University Sports News

09.30.2009

REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University is pleased to announce that the men’s golf team has qualified for the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I National Championship Tournament. This is the first season that the Red Hawks have qualified for the national tournament since launching the golf program last fall. The men's golf championship will be held Oct. 11-13 at Edgewater Beach Resort at the Hombre Golf Course in Panama City, Florida.

Joe Griffin, Simpson University’s athletic director, said, “It is a great honor to qualify for the NCCAA National Tournament our second year of the program. This is a great opportunity for our student athletes.”

The Red Hawks qualified for the tournament by winning the Northwest Christian University golf tournament on Sept. 19 and 20 in Eugene, Ore., and finishing last spring with a third-place finish in the Cal Pac. The Red Hawks shot a total score of 647, with Mitch Card and Jeff Solomon leading the way, each shooting a 156 total score.

This will be the second 54-hole tournament the Red Hawks have played this season.

Celebrating 20 years in Redding Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross-country, golf, baseball and most recently, women’s softball. For more information about Simpson University Athletics, please visit http://athletics.simpsonu.edu/, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit http://simpsonu.edu.

  
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