Twelve women's teams and nine men's squads will gather Monday morning at Raven Nest Golf Course as Sam Houston State plays host to the annual Harold Funston Intercollegiate Golf Classic.
The even marks the third year in a row that SHSU has hosted a fall golf event at Raven Nest. Host Sam Houston won the men's tournament both in 2010 and 2011 and the Bearkat women are the defending champs in their competition as well.
A&M-Corpus Christi, Alabama State, Houston Baptist, Lamar, New Orleans, Saint Edwards Texas Southern University, Texas-Pan American, Tyler Junior College, Western Texas College and Jacksonville College will be the participants in the women's event.
The women's layout at Raven's Nest will play at par 71 with a yardage of 6,067 yards.
Jacksonville, North Dakota State, Texas-Brownsville, Texas-Pan American Texas Southern and Tyler will compete in the men's team competition while four-man squads from Baylor and Houston will play as individual medalist entries only.
The men's layout also has a par 71 and will be 6,943 yards long.
Play begins Monday with an 8 a.m. shot gun start. The 54-hole tournament will feature 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday.