Feb. 9, 2013
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AUBURN - The No. 29 Auburn women's golf team will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, this weekend for the 11th Annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic, beginning play on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Hosted by Purdue, the Lady Puerto Rico Classic is a 54-hole tournament played at the River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort. The par 72 course will play at 6,191 yards for the tournament.
The field of 15 teams features seven teams currently in the GolfWorld/WGCA top 25 rankings. Auburn will face No. 6 Alabama, No. 14 Arkansas, No. 15 Purdue, No. 18 N.C. State, No. 22 Texas Tech, No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Iowa State.
"It's going to be a test for us," said head coach Kim Evans. "We've been working hard and it's the first event of the year. We're excited to get there and play in some good weather and see what we can do."
Other teams competing include Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Southern Methodist and TCU.
Set in the lineup for the Tigers are senior Carlie Yadloczky and juniors Marta Sanz and Diana Fernandez. This will be the second time for Sanz and Fernandez to play the River Course after helping the team to an 11th-place finish in 2011.
"They're familiar with the course, so it's not such a process for the first couple of rounds," said Evans.
Sophomore Nicole Quinn and freshmen Alex Harrell and Jamie Yun are also traveling to Puerto Rico, but it will not be decided which two will play for the team until the Tigers arrive in San Juan. One player will compete as an individual.
"Jamie has been a little under the weather lately, so we've just got to see who's healthy when we get there," said Evans. "I'm just anxious to get there and get them comfortable and playing their game. I haven't put a number in my mind or a placement."
Tee times will begin at 7 a.m. CT, Sunday and Monday, and there will be a shotgun start on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. CT. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.