Monday, March 30, 2015

The North Greenville University Women's Golf Team is set to host the 2015 Cherokee Valley Women's Invitational this Monday and Tuesday, March 30th - 31st at the nearby Cherokee Valley Golf Club.

Cherokee Valley Golf Club was designed by world renowned golf course architect Pete Dye. Cherokee Valley has played host to the NGA Hooters Tour during the early 2000s and is now under management by Brown Golf which has the course in fantastic shape for the Women's Invitational. During the 2015 Cherokee Valley Women's Invitational the course will play to a yardage of 5,901 and a par of 72.

The 9 team field consists of #39 ranked Queens University, #51 ranked University of Mt. Olive and #58 Erskine College. Also competing are fellow Conference Carolinas members Barton College, Southern Wesleyan University and Belmont Abbey, South Atlantic Conference members Mars Hill University, Coker College.

"Cherokee Valley brings back good memories for the women" said Associate Head Coach Brad Caldwell "We won our first collegiate event as team here 2 years ago, we are very comfortable out there so I look for the girls to play well this week."

The Lady Crusaders are looking to defend the Cherokee Valley Women's Invitational after hosting their home event at the Cliffs last year. The Lady Crusaders are led by Senior AnnaLeis Dibert who has 3 top 25 finishes this year and boast a scoring average of 80.25. Also in the line-up this week will be Freshman Morgan Reece who has had made an immediate impact in the line-up for the Crusaders. Anchoring the squad will be Juniors Callie Taylor and Lauren Childs who have added solid play this season. Freshman Erin Campbell will be the last starter for the Crusaders this week.

"We look forward to this event every year" added Senior AnnaLeis Dibert "We only get one home event each year so it is always special to compete on our home turf in front of friends and family"

The 2015 Cherokee Valley Women's Invitational begins play Monday March 30th with tee times beginning at 9:00 am off of #1. Daily updates will be available on the NGU Athletics Twitter account and post round updates will be on Golfstat.com and our website. Admission is free to the public. The North Greenville University Sports Information Team will be streaming live coverage from the 18th Hole during the event starting at approximately 2:00pm