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North Carolina Weslyan golfer Grady Anderson, who played at Lejeune High School, tees off last year during the 47th Intercollegiate Golf Championship at the Paradise Point Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Anderson is expected to compete with his N.C. Weslyan teammates during this year's tournament, which starts Friday.

48th Intercollegiate Golf Championship

When — 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday

Where — Paradise Point Golf Course, 2015 Brewster Blvd., MCB Camp Lejeune

Course Layout — Scarlet, 5,911 yards, par 70; Gold, 6,883 yards, par 72

Teams — Averett, Bridgewater, Christopher Newport, Denison, Fayetteville State, Ferrum, Gustava Adolphus, Hampden-Sydney, Husson, Lynchburg, Marymount, Methodist, Newport News Apprentice, N.C. Wesleyan, Oglethorpe, Pfeiffer, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, Sandhills Community, Shenandoah, Stevenson, Surry Community, Transylvania, Mary Washington, Virginia Wesleyan, Wake Tech, Webber International, William Peace, Camp Lejeune.

Field — 140 collegiate golfers paired with amateurs for the first two days; collegians only on Sunday

Players to Watch — Juan de Giacomi (N.C. Wesleyan), ranked No. 9 nationally; Larkin Gross (Methodist), ranked No. 13 nationally, Jacob Arnett (Oglethorpe), defending champion, ranked 16th nationally; Chris Drysdale (Methodist), tied second last year, ranked 17th nationally; Dan Shepherd (Methodist), ranked 19th nationally; Grady Anderson (N.C. Wesleyan), former Lejeune High School golfer, ranked 38th nationally.

Best Birdie Hole — No. 18 on the Gold course. This 472-yard par 5 should be reachable in two shots for most of the field, setting up eagle and birdie opportunities.

Toughest Hole — No. 15 on the Gold course. This 426-yard par 4 is a sharp 90-degree dog leg. Longer hitters may challenge the trees off the tee to get within 100 yards of the green, but if they can’t pull it off, trouble looms. Conservative players face a longish 160- to 200-yard second shot into the green.

Hole to Watch — No. 15 on the Scarlet course. This straight, 305-yard, par 4 may create some excitement with players attempting to drive the green.