Women's Golf |
Oct. 29, 2006
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SETTING THE SCENE: The University of Cincinnati women's golf team will wrap up a successful fall season beginning on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Ross Resorts Invitational in Southern Pines, N.C. The event, being hosted by Rollins College, will be played over two days at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club. The Bearcats enter the event having won the team title in three of their last four outings. The tournament will be UC's final of the fall in preparation for a seven-event spring schedule.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: The 2006 Ross Resorts Invitational is sure to be highly competitive with a strong field of teams lined up to compete. The list of teams begins with the hosts, Rollins College, which has won four consecutive NCAA Division II national titles. Division III powerhouse Methodist is also set to visit Southern Pines, N.C. The balance of the field with Golfweek rankings consists of the Bearcats (95), Harvard (55), James Madison (180), Kentucky (117), Longwood (176), Middle Tennessee State (75), Princeton (21), Richmond (127), William and Mary (N/A), Xavier (112) and Yale (109). The event will be played over two days (Oct. 29-30) with the opening 36 holes scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m.
THE LINE-UP: The Bearcats will send their normal line-up to Southern Pines, N.C., starting with a two-time winner this fall, Hillery Wilson. The junior leads the team with a 74.4 average. Junior Allison Mayborg is in the number two spot, just ahead of sophomore Marianne Erb. Senior Sarah Bires and sophomore Sarah Stamper make up the balance of coach Janet Carl's line-up.
SHARING THE WEALTH: While Hillery Wilson has been the big winner for the Bearcats over the past two years, Allison Mayborg and Sarah Stamper got in the act at the Cross River Shootout vs. Northern Kentucky on Sept. 29. The UC duo shared the individual medalist award with scores of 75, marking the first win for both players in the college ranks.
HOPING FOR MORE: Through just over two seasons at Cincinnati, junior Hillery Wilson has already accomplished a great deal. As a Bearcat, Wilson has won six tournaments, set the school record for lowest round and the mark for lowest single-season average. She has gotten off to a great start in 2006, holding a team-best 74.4 average and matching her own school record with a round of 69 at the Lady Irish Invitational. On the strength of her win at the Lady Irish Invitational (Sept. 23-24), Wilson is ranked 124th nationally by Golfweek. Recently, Golfweek tabbed Wilson as one of the nation's five players to keep an eye on.