From South Plains College:
South Plains College and Lubbock Sports are teaming up to host the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Golf Championships, scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17 at Texas Tech University's Rawls Course in Lubbock.
Twenty four teams and four individuals will make up the 124 players roaming the Rawls Course during the four-day tournament. Players will to tee off at 7:30 p.m. each day, with the final pairings scheduled for approximately 3:30 p.m.
On Monday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a banquet for players and coaches at the Scottish Rite Learning Center, located at 1101 70th St. Tickets will be available for purchase upon entry for fans who wish to attend.
There is no daily charge for fans planning to attend the tournament. Those wishing to rent a cart may do so for a fee of $30. Carts are rented on a first come, first serve basis and there is a very limited supply.
Fans attending will see the best golfers in junior college compete over a four-day period, as well as what could be a tight team competition. Central Alabama Community College brings the top ranking to Lubbock, but Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) member Odessa College will also be bidding for the championship as they enter with the No. 2 ranking.
Indian Hills Community College is the defending team champion, winning the 2012 championship at Sand Creed Station in Newton, Kan. Local WJCAC schools, Western Texas and Odessa, finished second and third at Sand Creek.
Meridian's Jake Stirling was last year's individual champion. Ben Ludlam (Indian Hills) is the top individual returner from a year ago, finishing tied for No. 6.
Daily pairings and results will be posted on the South Plains College athletic website, www.spctexans.com.