Tigerville, SC – On Monday, Feb. 25, the North Greenville University women’s golf team will return to the links for the 2013 spring season with high hopes after a fall campaign that had its ups and downs.
The Crusaders will begin the spring playing in the Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic in Columbus, GA hosted by Columbus State University. This will be the second consecutive year North Greenville has participated in the event, while other competitors include #10 UNC-Pembroke, #25 Lander University, Limestone College, and Queens University among the field of 12 schools.
Juniors Denise Shirley, a Second Team All-Conference member in 2012, and Anna Padgett lead the team after recording average scores of 81.5 and 82.63 respectively in eight rounds apiece during the fall season. Sophomore AnnaLeis Dibert also returns after playing in eight rounds in the fall and recording a stroke average of 84.5, while freshman Callie Taylor also returns after averaging a score of 85.17 in six rounds of play last semester. Freshman Ashley Carrell enrolled over the winter break and is expected to have an immediate impact on the course.
“As a team, we want to build off each week and work to be playing our best golf come April at the Conference Tournament,” said head coach Lew Soulsby. “The Country Club of Columbus is a spectacular golf course and will be a very tough test for our girls but I have all the confidence in the world that we can go down there and compete.”
The Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic is a two-day event running from Feb. 25-26 with the event slated to being on Monday at 9:00 a.m.