Lady Tiger Golf Set to Open Spring Schedule in Sunshine State
Feb. 11, 2011
MEMPHIS — The University of Memphis women’s golf team is set to open its spring schedule Sunday, Feb. 13, as it tees off in the 2011 UCF Challenge at the par-72 6,319-yard RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla.
The Lady Tigers closed the fall season on a high note by defending their title at the UAB Fall Beach Blast with season-low scores of 292-300 that beat out runner-up Louisiana-Monroe by 21 strokes. Marissa Steen led the way for Memphis by firing scores of 73-70 amidst rainy and soggy conditions to capture her second individual title of the season.
This year’s UCF Challenge features a very strong field as nine teams participating this week qualified for the 2010 NCAA Regionals. 14 of the 17 teams are ranked in the top-100 in the country by GolfStat, including Memphis, which currently ranked 80th.
The Lady Tigers tee off in the 2011 UCF Challenge Sunday morning at 8:30 am. Live scoring is available for the event via www.golfstat.com.
Location: RedTail Golf Club (Sorrento, Fla.)
Dates: February 13-15, 2011
Format: 54 holes (18-Sunday, 18-Monday, 18-Tuesday with shotgun start)
2010 Champion: Texas A&M
2010 Medalist: Julia Boland (Texas A&M)
Yardage (Par): 6,319 (72)
Tee Times: 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday and Monday, 8:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
Field (17 teams): No. 65 Augusta State, No. 49 Baylor, No. 68 Coastal Carolina, No. 47 East Carolina, No. 62 Georgia State, No. 128 Illinois State, No. 63 Kennesaw State, No. 57 Kentucky, No. 80 Memphis, No. 41 Minnesota, No. 31 Ole Miss, No. 35 South Carolina, No. 16 Texas, No. 14 Tulane, No. 113 UCF, No. 103 USF and No. 59 UT-San Antonio….Rankings are from Golfstat as of Dec. 3.
This is the fifth year of the event and the fourth year at RedTail…Nine members of the 2011 field participated in the 2010 NCAA Regionals (Baylor, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Georgia State, Illinois State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas and Tulane)…The field includes 14 teams ranked amongst the Top 100 nationally by Golfstat…The field also includes two of the Top 50 and nine of the Top 100 individual players in the country as well…Three of the past four NCAA Champions have played in the UCF Challenge during their regular seasons (Duke in 2007, USC in 2008 and Arizona State in 2009)... Duke won the 2007 and 2008 titles while UCLA won in 2009 and Texas A&M in 2010. The individual medalist has always come from the winning team (Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst in 2007, Duke’s Alison Whitaker in 2008, UCLA’s Stephanie Kono in 2009 and Texas A&M’s Julia Boland in 2010)…The rosters for the 17 schools contain student-athletes from 25 states and 15 countries.