GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's golf opens their 2012 spring season when they visit the Palmetto State for the 2012 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic hosted by College of Charleston, Feb. 26-28 at Oak Point and Cougar Points Courses.
The Spartans are coming off perhaps their strongest fall season in history, enjoying four top five finishes, including a victory at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Kiawah Island in late October.
Freshman Fanny Cnops took the Southern Conference by storm in the fall, with four top 10 individual finishes including a victory at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. Cnops enters the spring as the nation's 30th-ranked individual according to Golfstat.com. Cnops is fifth among all freshmen.
Event: 2012 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Host: College of Charleston
Location: Kiawah Island, S.C.
Course: Oak Point and Cougar Point
Dates: Feb. 26-28
Format: 18 holes each day
Length: 5,902 yards
Live Stats: www.Golfstat.com
Participating Teams: Akron, Arkansas State, Augusta State, UALR, Bucknell, Campbell, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, The Citadel, College of Charleston, Daytona State, Elon, Georgetown, High Point, Illinois State, IUPUI, Jacksonville State, Longwood, Marshall, Mercer, Middle Tennessee State, Morehead State, Newberry, UNCG, Old Dominion, Oral Roberts, Presbyterian, Radford, Richmond, St. Johns, Western Carolina, William & Mary, Winthrop.
Tournament Notes: UNCG (78) is one of eight top 100 teams in the field … the other are: Campbell (58), Augusta State (71), UALR (73), Middle Tennessee (80), Longwood (83), College of Charleston (95) and Newberry, ranked 11th in Division II … this is UNCG's first appearance at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic … Cnops fired a 7-under par 209 in winning the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Kiawah Island last October.
Up Next: The Spartans participate in the JUM Invitational, March 9-11 at Eagle Landing Golf Course in Jacksonville, Fla.