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Valdosta-- We know that playing in front of the home crowd on your home court or field is definitely an advantage, but what about playing on your home course? The Valdosta State Blazers are hoping to have an advantage this week as they get set to host a division two Super Regional at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

The 54 hole event will tee off Monday morning at the new Davis Love the third course in Valdosta. The Blazers are the 8th seed in the South Region, and one of 16 teams to make the Super Regional.

Sunday all 16 teams were invited to play a practice round at Kinderlou Forest, which at over 72-hundred yards is the longest course many of the golfers will have played.

VSU head coach Jared Purvis says while long hitters should do well this week, it also helps if you know where to hit it.

"We know a lot of the places that you're supposed to hit it and a lot of the place that you're not supposed to hit it. The breaks on the greens and everything. Yeah, it's an advantage but at the same time these other teams are very talented," Purvis said.

"We've played here all year long and we know the course better than anyone else so hopefully we'll take that, make it our advantage and use it throughout the tournament," sophomore Spencer Provow said.

The Blazers first tee time tomorrow is at 9:30 Monday morning.

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