Bears Ready for JT Poston Invitational

The Mercer men’s golf team continues its fall schedule at the JT Poston Invitational, hosted by the Cateechee Golf Club and Armis Advisers, from Sunday to Tuesday.

Dates: Sunday, Sept. 27 – Tuesday, Sept. 29
Location: Lake Hartwell, Ga. | Cateechee GC
Course Info: Par 71 | 6,570 yards
Format: 18-18-18 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
Live Scoring: GolfStat


  1. Tyler Copp
  2. Ethan Werblo
  3. Lino Galdin
  4. Jonathan Parker
  5. Jay Spivey
  6. Nolan Miller

Appalachian State, Central Arkansas, Chattanooga, Mercer, Piedmont, Western Carolina

Mercer’s six golfers will tee off on the first hole 8:30-8:45 a.m. Mercer will be in two pairs of three to limit the interaction between the other competitors due to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, there will be no volunteers or spectators allowed on the course.

  • Nolan Miller | 8:30 a.m. | Group 3 | Tee 1
  • Ethan Werblo | 8:30 a.m. | Group 3 | Tee 1
  • Jay Spivey | 8:30 a.m. | Group 3 | Tee 1
  • Jonathan Parker | 8:45 a.m. | Group 4 | Tee 1
  • Lino Galdin | 8:45 a.m. | Group 4 | Tee 1
  • Tyler Copp | 8:45 a.m. | Group 4 | Tee 1

Senior Lino Galdin
“I went back home to France in March, and I spent two months not being able to leave my apartment. So I went two months without even hitting a golf ball. It took me a couple months to get back to a point where I was striking the ball well, so it has definitely been more of a challenge for me this year.”

“It felt great to be back on the course after not playing since February. I wasn’t able to play over the summer, so going seven months without playing a round was definitely the longest I’ve ever gone in my career. It was definitely difficult getting back into the grind and getting back into the zone. It feels good to be back in the swing of things.”

Senior Tyler Copp
“I was very fortunate that I didn’t really have to take any time off from golf once school was canceled. I was still able to go to the course down in Florida and I kept playing in tournaments over the summer.

“It’s nice to get back and play when there are a lot of teams aren’t playing. I’m a golfer; I want to do what I love to do which is play golf and compete in tournaments. We’ve got two more tournaments this fall, and I’m just looking forward to going out there and trying to win. It’s always been my goal to win a college tournament so I’m excited to have the opportunity to achieve that goal over the next couple of weeks.”

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