Nov. 18, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn women's golf team finished their fall season ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation, with top 10 finishes in three out of four tournaments. At the conclusion of the fall season, the Tigers are ranked 28th in the nation in the GolfStat rankings and 29th in the GolfWeek ratings.
The Tigers began their fall season at the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, S.C. Auburn placed eighth out of 20 teams, carding rounds of 295-295-291--881 (+7). Junior Victoria Trapani led the Tigers throughout the tournament, finishing in the top 10 with an even-par 216. Traveling to Franklin, Tenn. for their second fall tournament, the Tigers competed in the Mason Rudolph Championship, finishing seventh out of 15 teams with rounds of 290-301-294--885 (+21). Leading the Tigers was senior Marta Sanz, who finished tied for fifth with an even-par 216. Auburn continued their fall schedule at the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Tigers placed 10th out of 18 teams after rounds of 291-299-296--886 (+22). Led by senior Diana Fernandez, she finished tied for 27th at 4-over-par 220. Auburn closed out the fall season at the Stanford Intercollegiate, taking 11th place.
Leading the Tigers throughout the fall season, Victoria Trapani competed in all four tournaments and led the Tigers with a 73.50 stroke average. Following close behind, Marta Sanz also played in all four tournaments and wraps up the fall season with a 74.00 stroke average. Coming in third, Diana Fernandez ended the fall schedule with a 74.25 stroke average, after playing in all 12 rounds of competition.
Victoria Trapani also leads Auburn with five sub-par rounds, followed by Marta Sanz with three. Diana Fernandez and freshman Clara Baena are tied with one sub-par round each.
Clara Baena made her Auburn women's golf debut at the Cougar Classic, where she finished tied for 50th with rounds of 76-77-73--226 (+10). She also tied for 80th in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational, carding rounds of 83-78-71--232 (+16). Baena placed 49th, her best finish of the season, with rounds of 72-75-76--223 (+10) at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Hall of Famer
Former Auburn women's golf coach Bud Marsee was selected to the 2013 class of the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame. Marsee coached the Tigers from 1985-91, including an SEC title in 1989.
After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the spring, Auburn head coach Kim Evans was deemed cancer-free following a visit with her doctor on Oct. 3, 2013. Evans is expected to return to full-time duty with the team for the spring season.
The Tigers are set to compete in seven tournaments for the spring season. Auburn will travel to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico to begin their spring slate at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 16-18, 2014.