Tulane Women’s Golf announces 2017-18 Schedule
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane women’s golf announces its 2017-18 schedule with a docket of four fall and four spring tournaments on tap this season.
Under fifth-year head coach Lorne Don, the Green Wave embark on another impressive schedule, playing against a bevy of top-ranked opponents in some of the most prestigious collegiate women’s golf events in the nation.
“We try to play against the best competition in the country, week in and week out,” Don said. “We really try to diversify that so that we are playing the best teams from out west, out east, from the Midwest and from the South. I think we have accomplished that this year.”
Tulane hits the links for the first time this fall not too far away from home, competing in the USA Intercollegiate, hosted by South Alabama, at the Magnolia Grove in Mobile, Ala. The Green Wave are a part of a 12-team field playing on the Robert Trent Jones course that has hosted multiple LPGA Tour events.
The Windy City Collegiate Classic, hosted by Northwestern, follows Oct. 2-3 at the Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill. The event boasts stellar field, headlined by defending NCAA champion Arizona State and the host Wildcats who finished second to the Sun Devils a season ago.
The Green Wave return to action 10 days later at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, set for Oct. 13-15 at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C. Tulane makes a return to this tournament for the first time since 2011 with a field that includes perennial powers Alabama, Duke and host North Carolina.
The fall slate concludes with a new tournament – Battle at the Beach at Club Campestre San Jose in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“This will be a really exciting trip for us,” Don added. “This is something new and exciting with another diverse field of teams from all over the country.”
Co-hosted by Baylor and Texas, the 14-team field includes the likes of UCLA, Ohio State and Oklahoma State.
Tulane opens its spring schedule at the UCF Challenge on Feb. 4-6 at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., before coming home to host the ninth edition of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship Feb. 18-20 at English Turn Country Club.
The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate was ranked the 11th toughest women’s collegiate golf tournament by Golfweek and this year’s tournament continues that tradition. Southern California, Florida and North Carolina State are among the teams committed to come to the Crescent City in 2018.
“We have another strong field coming into town for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate,” Don said. “Last year, our team got a taste of how exciting it is to play against quality teams on a course we get to see day in and day out. Bringing top-tier teams to New Orleans once again to play at English Turn and experience the food and culture of the city makes this such a great event. The Allstate Sugar Bowl does such an amazing job in allowing us to host this event.”
The Green Wave wrap up the regular season with the Clemson Invitational, March 23-25 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C., and the Silverado Showdown, April 8-10 at the Silverado Resort, North Course in Napa, Calif.
The 2018 American Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship is slated for April 15-17 at the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla. The NCAA Regionals are May 7-9 and the NCAA Championship, hosted by Oklahoma State, is May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.
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