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Top collegiate golfers to compete at Reynolds Lake Oconee

Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational set for Feb. 23-25; 19th Annual Linger Longer Invitational on tap for March 16-19

GREENSBORO, Ga. (Feb. 13, 2024) Once again, Reynolds Lake Oconee becomes the center for collegiate golf, with the playing of tournaments for both women and men in the next four weeks.

Hosted by Mercer University, the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational — set for Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 25 — will attract some of the country’s top women college players. Among the teams slated to compete are University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Cincinnati, and Daytona State College. 

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For the men, the 19th annual Linger Longer Invitational (LLI), co-hosted by the University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Kennesaw State University, is scheduled for March 16-19. Fans will be able to watch the stars in men’s college golf as some of the country’s top-ranked teams will participate, including top-ranked University of Alabama.

Linger Longer Invitational alumni include PGA TOUR players with combined earnings of over $300 million and 60+ PGA TOUR victories and 500+ PGA Top-10 finishes. Former LLI participants include Justin Thomas (Alabama, 2009), Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State, 2009), Scottie Scheffler (Texas, 2015) and 2023 Champion, Nick Dunlap, who recently turned professional after winning last month on the PGA TOUR.

Both tournaments will feature individual and team competitions in 54-hole stroke-play on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Great Waters layout, which features no fewer than 10 holes on Lake Oconee and is ranked by Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational participating women’s schools include:

  • Boston College 
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • Daytona State College 
  • University of Delaware 
  • East Carolina University 
  • East Tennessee State
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Mercer University
  • Middle Tennessee State University 
  • South Dakota State University
  • Western Carolina University  
  • Western Kentucky University

LLI participating men’s schools include:

  • Mercer University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Jacksonville University
  • Georgia State University
  • Augusta University
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of Virginia
  • Clemson University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Wofford College
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • University of Alabama
  • Louisiana Tech University

For additional information on the Linger Longer Invitational or to check scores during the events, visit

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About Reynolds Lake Oconee
Surrounded by more than 350 miles of majestic shoreline on Georgia’s historic Lake Oconee, the golf destination resort community of Reynolds Lake Oconee features six championship golf courses and is home to The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee, a world-class instructional and TaylorMade club fitting facility. Located between Atlanta and golf’s legendary grounds in Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is an outdoor-recreation paradise that includes the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, award-winning tennis center, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, wellness campus, and full-service marinas to facilitate watersports. Guests can choose private accommodations that include luxury resort condominiums and cottages, or The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, a 257-room lakefront resort and spa. Dining is available at ten distinctive culinary venues. Reynolds Lake Oconee, originally established in 1988, is located roughly 90 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information, visit

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