American College Golf Guide
Arkansas Tech University Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys
Men's Golf Program
1604 Coliseum Dr.
Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Organizations: NCAA Div II
Conferences: Great American (GAC)

Golf Scholarships: Yes Yes
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes


Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
20K - 50K Public 1909 11,500 45% M - 55% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 6,960 $ 13,920 $ 7,700
Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys 2018 - 2019 Tournaments
(Expanded PING Guide/Golfstat subscribers can click on a tournament name to see scores or use Interactive Score Conversion)
  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Glade Springs Intercoll Champ. 09/03/2018 season Cobb / Stonehaven Daniels WV 1
2 20th Annual NSU Golf Classic 09/17/2018 season Muskogee G.C. Muskogee OK 2
3 Battle for the Belt 09/30/2018 season Hot Springs C.C. Hot Springs AR 6
4 MW Regional @ Fox Run 10/08/2018 season Fox Run GC Eureka MO 3
5 TVA Credit Union Invite 10/15/2018 season Turtle Point Yacht and CC Florence AL 3
6 Newberry College Invitational 02/18/2019 season Kiawah Island - Ocean KiawahIsland SC 10
7 Arkansas Collegiate 03/11/2019 season Mystic Creek G.C. El Dorado AR 4
8 St. Edwards Invitational 03/25/2019 season Onion Creek G.C. Austin TX 6
9 Argonaut Cup 04/01/2019 season Pensacola C.C. Pensacola FL 6
10 GAC Men’s Golf Championship 04/14/2019 conf Hot Springs CC Hot Springs AR 1
11 NCAA D2 Men’s Midwest/Cen Reg 05/09/2019 reg Hot Springs C.C Hot Springs, AR 3
12 NCAA DII Championship - Stroke 05/20/2019 champ Resort at Glade Springs Daniels, WV 6
Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys 2019 - 2020 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
(Expanded PING Guide/Golfstat subscribers can click on a tournament name to see scores or use Interactive Score Conversion)
  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 21st Annual NSU Golf Classic 09/16/2019 season Muskogee G.C. Muskogee OK 2
2 Kentucky Wesleyan Fall Invite 09/29/2019 season The Pearl Club Owensboro KY 4
3 David Toms Intercollegiate 10/05/2019 season Southern Trace Shreveport LA 3
4 Men’s DII National Preview 10/14/2019 season C.C. of St. Albans St. Albans MO 1
5 The Jerry Hrncair Invitational 10/21/2019 season The Territory Golf & C.C. Duncan OK 3
6 Newberry College Invitational 02/16/2020 season Kiawah Island - Ocean KiawahIsland SC 4
7 Las Vegas Desert Classic 03/01/2020 season Royal Links G.C. Las Vegas NV 1
Head Coach: Luke Calcatera
Office Phone: 479-857-9824
Fax: 479-498-6036
Email: lcalcatera@atu.edu

Luke Calcatera became head coach prior to the 2011-12 season.  He is a former Tech Wonder Boy player (2003-07). Calcatera is a PGA professional. 

In the final tournament of the abbreviated spring 2020 season, Arkansas Tech waged a tight battle with Colorado State-Pueblo and emerged victorious at the Las Vegas Desert Classic at Royal Links Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nev.  The Wonder Boys took the title by one shot over Pueblo followed by Oklahoma Christian, St. Mary's (TX) and Colorado Mines. The course was par 72, measuring 6,962 yards and producing an average 18-hole score of 77.2 strokes. Scores were highest during the first round that was suspended mid-round due to high winds and dry greens.

Low scorers for Tech were Francois Jacobs, who tied for sixth (73-75-70=218), Andre Jacobs, who tied for 11th (79-70-72=221) and Connor Gaunt (72-77-73=222) in 13th.

For daily team updates and current roster information, click the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys team link at the top of this page.

Arkansas Tech placed sixth in stroke play and advanced to match play in the 20-team 2019 NCAA D-II Championship. The Wonder Boys lost to West Florida in the first round. Tech tied for third and advanced in the 20-team 2019 NCAA D-II Central/Midwest Regional after winning the 2019 Great American Conference (GAC) Championship.

Arkansas Tech tied for fifth in stroke play and advanced as the #6 seed to medal/match in the 20-team 2018 NCAA D-II Championship. The #6-seed Wonder Boys lost their first-round match to #3-seed Lynn using a total-strokes tie-breaker after the two teams tied 2.5 - 2.5.

Arkansas Tech finished fourth fourth in the 20-team 2018 NCAA D-II Central/Midwest Regional after taking second at the 2018 GAC Championship.

Arkansas Tech finished eighth, the last spot to advance to match play in the 20-team 2017 NCAA D-II Championship. The #8-seed Wonder Boys won their first match in a tie-breaker over #1-seed Barry and lost to #4-seed Lynn 3-2 in the semi-finals. Florida Southern defeated Lynn in the championship match.

Arkansas Tech shot 24-under par for three days and placed fourth at the 20-team 2017 NCAA D-II Central/Midwest Regional. Tech was second in the 2017 GAC Championship.

Arkansas Tech tied for 13th at the 20-team 2016 NCAA D-II Midwest/Central Regional. The Wonder Boys finished second to red-hot Henderson State in the 2016 GAC Championship.

Arkansas Tech tied for 11th place in the 20-team 2015 NCAA D-II Central/Midwest Regional after finishing third at the 2015 Great American Conference (GAC) Championship.

Arkansas Tech placed eighth at the 20-team 2014 NCAA D-II Central/Midwest Regional. The Wonder Boys took second the 2014 GAC Championship.

Tech finished 13th at the 20-team 2013 NCAA D-II Central/Midwest Regional.

Arkansas Tech was selected to play at the 2009 and 2010 NCAA D-II South-Southeast Regional.

 

 

Facilities:
Team Home Course: Chamberlyne Country Club
Practice Facilities: Arkansas Tech University broke ground in spring 2017 for a new multi-sports complex on its Russellville campus. The new facility will provide an indoor practice space for the intercollegiate baseball, softball, tennis and golf programs at Tech.
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1080
SAT 25-75 Percentile 960 - 1200
Average ACT 22.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 19.0 - 25.0
Application Deadline rolling
Acceptance Rate 86%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
Accounting, Agriculture, Art, Broadcasting/Telecommunications, Business and Management, Communications, Criminal Justice, Drama, Economics, Education, Emergency Managment/Homeland Security, Foreign Languages, Graphic Design, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Medical Technology, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Restaurant/Hotel Management, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Computer Science), Sciences (Engineering), Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Sciences (Mathematics), Social Sciences, Travel/Tourism
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