University of Arkansas at Little Rock Director of Golf Jake Harrington announced the Trojans’ 2018-19 men’s golf schedule, one that will take Little Rock to seven different states for its 11 tournaments of the upcoming season.
The fall begins back-to-back trips to Texas, beginning Sept. 10-11 at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio, hosted by UT-San Antonio. Little Rock then returns to the Lone Star state Sept. 23-25, participating in the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas, hosted by SMU.
The Trojans will make the first of two trips to Florida this season Oct. 14-16, competing in the Quail Valley Collegiate in Vero Beach in an event hosted by McNeese.
Little Rock closes out the fall portion of its season with the annual home event, hosting the Little Rock Invitational Oct. 22-23 at Chenal Country Club. The Trojans have won the event in each of the past two seasons and will take aim for a threepeat when it welcomes over a dozen schools to central Arkansas.
After a three-month hiatus, Little Rock returns to action with a pair of trips out west, beginning with the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson Jan. 28-29. The Trojans will then make their annual trip to Palm Desert, California, for the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Feb. 22-24.
Little Rock’s third trip to Texas opens the month of March, making its annual trip to Laredo for the Border Olympics March 11-12. The Trojans then head south to Lake Charles, Louisiana, taking part in the McNeese Lake Charles Invitational March 18-19.
The final month of the season begins in the Pacific Northwest as Little Rock returns to University Park, Washington, participating in the Seattle Redhawk Invitational April 1-2. The Trojans then head to Mississippi for the final tournament of the regular season, competing at the Old Waverly Intercollegiate, hosted by Mississippi State, April 15-16 in West Point.
Little Rock then heads to Destin, Florida, for the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Championship, being held April 21-24. The Trojans will try to qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships, which lead into the 2019 NCAA Championships May 23-29 in Fayetteville.
Experience will be a key for Little Rock in 2018-19 as the Trojans return nearly their entire roster from last season, including their top-six leaders in scoring average. Senior Justin Warren paced Little Rock with a 74.27 average in 2017-18 with five other golfers all posting a sub-76 average with a combined 41 rounds under par.
In the upper right photo, men’s golf star Justin Warren plays golf.