Memphis to Face Tough Competition at Pinehurst Challenge
March 2, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's golf team heads to Pinehurst, N.C. to compete in the Pinehurst Challenge, March 5-6, where College of Charleston is hosting. Memphis will enter the tournament ranked 56th and will face five other teams in the top-60.
Over the past two weeks, Memphis has suffered from illnesses that have moved around the team. Head coach Jenny Bruun is looking to have her team healthy and back in order for the tournament.
"We are currently working to get everyone as healthy as possible before we leave tomorrow," said Bruun.
Traveling to Pinehurst and the line-up for the tournament will be Rachel Larson, Stacey Tate, Dawn-Marie Conaty, Meghan Mahoney and Kathryn O'Rourke. Bruun has decided to go with a little different line-up from the previous tournament.
The tournament will include 17 teams, with six teams ranked in the top-60 and 12 teams ranked in the top-100. Campbell, College of Charleston, Memphis, Princeton, Oregon and North Carolina State are ranked in the top-60. Arkansas-Little Rock, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Maryland, UNC-Wilmington and Penn State are ranked in the top-100.
The other teams competing in the tournament are Charleston Southern (161), James Madison (181), Marshall (137), UNC-Greensboro (106) and Richmond (131).
"Whenever you are getting set to enter a tournament with six teams ranked in the top-60, it's going to be a dog fight from start to finish," said Bruun. "I know my team enjoys those situations. If we can have a quick start on Monday, I think the team is going to have a great weekend."
Maryland took home the victory in the Pinehurst Challenge last year, reporting a score of 917 (302-310-305). Memphis did not play in the tournament. Monday will consist of 36 holes with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday will consist of 18 holes with a shotgun start of 9:00 a.m.
Results from the tournament will be available at cofcsports.com.