Sep 6, 2013
The 2013-14 Auburn Women's Golf Team
AUBURN, Ala. - The 2013-14 Auburn women's golf team will begin the season at the 11th Annual Cougar Classic this weekend in Charleston, S.C. It is the first of eight regular-season tournaments on the Tigers' slate this season.
Hosted by the College of Charleston, the Cougar Classic is a 54-hole tournament played at the Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The par 72 course will play at 6,204 yards for the tournament. The tournament features 20 teams from around the country, including eight Southeastern Conference teams.
"The Cougar Classic is a great tournament and will be a good test for us to start the season," Auburn head coach Kim Evans said. "The course is an open course with large greens. We will have the chance to score, but we have to be composed and have good game management."
Joining the Tigers in the Cougar Classic will be No. 10 Florida, No. 20 North Carolina State, No. 22 LSU, No. 24 Baylor, Charleston Southern, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Furman, Maryland, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina-Greensboro, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
Senior Marta Sanz, who led the Tigers in scoring at 74.18 last season, will be in the No. 1 spot. Last season at the Cougar Classic, Sanz recorded her first of four top-10 finishes after tying for sixth with a 3-under 213.
Junior Victoria Trapani will be in the No. 2 position after finishing last season second on the team in scoring with a 75.04 average. Trapani recorded two top-20 finishes during her sophomore season, including a tie for sixth at the SEC Championship.
Freshman Clara Baena will be in the No. 3 spot and will be making her first career start. The Madrid, Spain native won the 2013 Portuguese International Championship and was on the Spanish team that won the European Nations Championship alongside teammate Marta Sanz. Baena was also a member of the Spanish national team that placed third at the 2013 European Girls Team Championship.
Sophomore Alex Harrell will be in the fourth spot for the Tigers. The Phenix City, Ala., native tied for eighth at the Georgia Individual Tournament last season with a 4-over 76 and was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Senior Diana Fernandez rounds out the Tiger lineup. Fernandez, who finished last season with a 76.61 stroke average, was third on the team in rounds counted at 90.9 percent.
Live scoring for the Cougar Classic can be found online via www.golfstat.com.