ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Joseph's golf team heads to the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort this week to compete in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship starting on Friday.

The SJU team of senior Ross Pilliod, juniors Michael O'Brien and Richard Riva, sophomore Wills Montgomery and freshman J.T. Spina open play at the 54-hole A-10 Golf Championship this Friday at 7:30 a.m. The tournament, which begins with a practice round on Thursday, is set for a full 18-hole round each day through Sunday. 

For the second consecutive year the A-10 Championship features 11 teams and will be contested on the New Course at Grand Cypress. The New Course is Jack Nicklaus' tribute and homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. This Scottish-links masterpiece is complete with double greens, stone bridges and walls, gorse mounds, burns and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet.

Admission to the championship is free and the winner of the event earns the Atlantic 10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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