UNCG women's golf opens season Sunday at Cougar Classic
HANAHAN, S.C. – UNCG women's golfers will tee it up for the first time this season on Sunday when they begin play at the Cougar Classic, hosted by College of Charleston at Yeamans Hall Club.
The Spartans are opening the season at the tournament for the fifth consecutive year. UNCG is one of 21 teams in the tournament, joining Charleston Southern, host College of Charleston, Florida State, Florida, Furman, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, Mississippi State, Mississippi, UNCG, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Richmond, South Carolina, South Florida, UCF and Wisconsin. The Cougar Classic is one of five events the Spartans will play during the fall portion of their schedule.
Yeamans Hall is a par-71 course that normally plays at 6,541 yards. Housed in a traditional plantation setting, it was built in 1925 and designed by Seth Raynor. UNCG's groups will tee it up beginning at 12 noon.
UNCG women's golf coach Emily Marron talks about getting the season under way this weekend.
The Spartans finished 13th among 18 teams last season at the Cougar Classic. UNCG returns three of its five starters from last year's squad, including SoCon Freshman of the Year and all-conference selection Courtney Taylor. A native of Gastonia, N.C., Taylor finished fifth in the league in stroke average at 75.41. She recorded five Top 10 finishes in her rookie season, with four of those coming in her final six tournaments of the year. She finished fifth at the SoCon Championship in April.
UNCG also returns senior Erica Creed, a Kernersville, N.C. product. Creed was third on the team in scoring last year with a 77.53 stroke average. She enters this season having played in 31 events during her college career with eight top 20 finishes, including six in the top 10.
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