April 3, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – The Auburn women’s golf team heads to Athens, Ga., this weekend for its final regular season tournament at the Liz Murphey Collegiate.
The tournament will feature both stroke play and match play during the three-day event. The Tigers and with 15 other teams will play 18 holes Friday to determine seeding for the match play brackets that will start on Saturday morning. The course is set to play at par 72 and 6,335 yards.
The Liz Murphey Collegiate will provide the Tigers with a taste of what the NCAA Championships will be like starting in 2015. The national tournament will use match play to determine the NCAA team champion, after 54 holes have been played.
After stroke play has concluded, the top-8 teams from Friday will be placed into the “Red” bracket, while the bottom half will play in the “Black” bracket at the Liz Murphey Collegiate. Two rounds of match play will take place us on Saturday, while one round will be played on Sunday.
Seven top-25 teams will be competing at the tournament, including No. 1 USC, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 9 Alabama, No. 16 Northwestern, No. 21 Michigan State, No. 22 NC State, and No. 24 Iowa State. Daytona State, Denver, Georgia, Georgetown, Indiana, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Troy will also be at the tournament.
Auburn’s lineup consists of seniors Diana Fernandez and Marta Sanz, junior Victoria Trapani, sophomore Alex Harrell and freshman Clara Baena.
This will be Auburn’s 27th appearance at the Liz Murphey Collegiate with the Tigers winning the tournament in 2007 and 2009. The Tigers made their last appearance at the event back in 2012, placing seventh overall in the team standings.
Tee times will run from 8-9:52 a.m., starting from holes one and 10. The Tigers will be among the second group to tee off from No. 10, playing alongside Daytona State and Iowa State. Auburn’s tee times run from 8:40-9:12 a.m.
Live results from the tournament can be found at BirdieFire.com.
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