The Big 5 Golf Invitational will be held at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Oct. 8-9. Last year the event drew commitments from 21 Division I men’s golf programs.
This event is one of the most anticipated events of schools located in Philadelphia, including Drexel University.
“This is definitely an event we circle on the calendar,” junior golfer Ben Feld said.
Feld is looking to have another outstanding individual performance after posting team-leading numbers at Drexel’s last tournament, the Hartford Hawks Invitational. The Pennsylvania native posted scores of 73, 71 and 73, which was good for eighth place overall out of the 89 golfers in competition.
It is highly anticipated because it is an opportunity for all the Philadelphia schools to compete against each other and find out who is the best in the area. Another reason why this event is such a big draw in the area is that it is an opportunity for the families to come out and watch their sons compete.
“Many times we compete away from home, and it’s a great opportunity to golf in front of our friends and families,” Feld said.
The Drexel golf team is likely to field five golfers to compete in the event: freshmen Andrew Feldman and James Parsons, junior James Braunsberg Jr., either sophomore Ben Hinge or junior Vincent Aganos, and the aforementioned Feld. The Drexel team is looking to separate themselves from the other Philadelphia teams in such a historic event with a strong showing.
Feldman will be looking to continue his stellar rookie season after placing ninth at the Leo Keenan Invitational, his first-ever collegiate event. Parsons tied for 12th in that same tournament, also his first collegiate event.
Braunsberg and Hinge or Aganos have all had consistent seasons thus far, but the two players out of the three to compete will be looking for their first standout performance of the season.
The Plymouth Country Club was founded 99 years ago, and every year many young collegiate golfers look to leave their mark on such a historic location.
“We are going to be as ready as we can to compete and perform well,” Feld said.