By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – The Bulls ramped up the competition level last season before nearly making the NCAA championship rounds and the bar has been raised even higher for the 2013-14 campaign.
“Our goal is to play on the best courses and against the best competition to prepare ourselves to compete for a national championship,” Malloy said.
It all starts with the Rees Jones Collegiate Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 22 in Daufuskie Island, S.C., before the Bulls head to Georgia for the Brickyard Collegiate Tournament in Macon on Oct. 4. USF will be in Atlanta for the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic on Oct. 14 and the team finishes up its fall at the Ocean Course Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C., starting Oct. 27.
The Bulls’ spring slate starts with the Bayou City Collegiate at Redstone Golf Club in Houston on Feb. 21 before the team hosts the USF Invitational on March 2 at Lake Jovita Country Club in Dade City. USF’s trend of tuning up for the postseason in Tallahassee continues March 14 with the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club.
USF will stay in the state March 24 to take part in The Floridian Invitational in Stuart before wrapping up the regular season at the River Landing Intercollegiate on April 11 in Wallace, N.C.
The Bulls captured their first Big East championship last season and lost to Oklahoma in a playoff for the final advancing spot at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
“We are very excited to get back into competition and pick up where we left off,” Malloy said. “This team has a sour taste in their mouth with the way we ended last season and we’re eager to prove that we are one of the best programs in the country.”