Illinois State returns to action after two free off-weeksAfter a pair of free weekends from competition, the team takes again to the road on March 15-16 at the La Classics Invitational. The University of Louisiana serves as the host for this event at the Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, La. Two weekends later, the squad travels back to Alabama to compete in the Craft Farms Intercollegiate. Eastern Michigan and South Alabama serve as event co-hosts. It will take place at Craft Farms – Cotton Creek Golf Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. After four consecutive tournaments in the south, the squad returns to the Midwest in back-to-back weekends at the Tiger Invitational played at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., hosted by the University of Missouri. The next weekend, the Redbirds travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to defend its title at the Boilermaker Invitational, hosted by Purdue at the Kampen Course. Back in action 15 days after competition at the Boilermaker Invitational, the team travels to Flossmoor, for the 2021 MVC Championships, hosted by Loyola University at Flossmoor Country Club.
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