Women's Golf Ready for American Championship|
April 18, 2014
PALM COAST, Fla. – The University of Cincinnati women’s golf team is set to compete at the inaugural Women’s Golf Championship at the Hammock Beach Resort and Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla. The three-day event, hosted by the American and UCF, will take place this Sunday through Tuesday, April 20-22.
The event features all seven American teams that sponsor women’s golf (UCF, Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, USF and SMU) and individuals from the University of Houston. The field features two ranked teams in UCF, who was ranked among the nation’s top-25 according to the latest GolfStat team rankings. Louisville received votes in the latest Golf World/WGCA Golf Coaches Poll.
Individually, UCF’s Fanny Cnops and Ashley Holder are ranked No. 26 and No. 28 respectively. Other ranked golfers competing are Louisville’s Laura Restrepo (No. 34), SMU’s Jenny Haglund (No. 37) and Louisville’s Emily Haas (No. 50).
The inaugural American Championship will be played on the Ocean Course at the Hammock Beach Resort and Golf Club. The course plays at 6,235 yards and par 72. There will be four par-3’s, 10 par-4’s and four par-5’s.
Representing the Bearcats at the championship will be Andrea Malek (Tibro, Sweden/Klippans Gymnasieskola), Olivia Dose (Goteborg, Sweden/Goteborg Hogre Samskola), Stefanie Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Riverview), Ashley Cassidy (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) and Valentina Herrera (Bogotá, Colombia).
The Bearcats enter the championship following a season that saw them record three rounds of 901 or lower during tournament play. The best overall team performance came at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate back in October when the Bearcats shot three consecutive rounds under 300 with scores of 297, 294 and 296 for a new three-round school record of 887.