Piscataway, N.J. – The Rutgers University men’s golf team will host the Waterville Collegiate Classic in Waterville, Ireland, Oct. 13-16, at the historic Waterville Golf Links. Participating teams will be Davidson College, Washington & Jefferson College, the University of Richmond and host Rutgers.
The earliest structured golf at the Waterville Golf Links dates back to 1889, when it became an addition to the Waterville Athletic Club. The course became a formalized part of life in the village by 1900, after the Athletic Club became one of the first clubs affiliated with the Golfing Union of Ireland. After lying inactive throughout the 1960s, Irish born American, John A. Mulcahy had a vision to build the most testing golf links in the world. In 1973, the newly constructed course and clubhouse reopened.
The new course layout creates a contrast to the more rugged and exposed original back nine, however, it still delivers the complexity and beauty of the links to the players. The testing of the course begins promptly with the first hole named “Last Easy”, and ends with the challenging and scenic “O’Grady’s Beach”. Stretching over 7,300 yards, the course includes several tees on each hole to allow all standards of golfers to enjoy a game on the Links.
The tournament starts with two practice rounds. The first practice round will take place on Saturday, October 13, followed by the second practice round on Sunday. The first round of the tournament is set to tee off at 7:50am local time on Monday, October 15th. The second and final round will tee-off at 10am on Tuesday, October 16th.
Results will be posted at ScarletKnights.com.