League Women's Golf Teams Head to Reunion Resort for 2013 BIG EAST Championship

Championship Central

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The 2013 BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 21 at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. USF looks to defend its team title while Notre Dame's Ashley Armstrong will bid to win her second consecutive league title.

 

USF won its first BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship in 2012 thanks to four top-10 finishes. Four of the five USF team scorers return in 2013, including junior Anna Hancock, junior Christina Miller, senior Amy West and senior Shena Yang. The Bulls beat Notre Dame by one stroke (210-211) to claim the title last year. Miller is the top scorer for USF this season, recording five top-25 finishes and four in the top-10.

 

Notre Dame looks to bounce back after last year's second-place showing, led by freshman Lindsey Weaver and Armstrong, who was the 2012 medalist. This year's squad posts the top team stroke average in Notre Dame history at 299.64. Weaver enters the conference championship ranked as the top player in the league, shooting an average round score of 72.91, a stroke and a half better on average than the closest competition. Armstrong has won two tournaments this year, combining with Weaver to record three top-five finishes and four top-10 finishes this season.

 

Louisville enters this year's championship in the hunt for its fifth conference title. The Cardinals are led by sophomore Emily Haas, who was last year's runner-up after a playoff with Notre Dame's Ashley Armstrong. The sophomore has played more rounds than anyone in the league, averaging a score of 74.90 in 31 rounds. The Cardinals have four players ranked in the top 15 in the league, including junior Tara Lyons, freshman Laura Restrepo and sophomore Katie Petrino. Head coach Courtney Trimble is in her first year at the helm, leading the Cardinals to six top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes.

 

Cincinnati returns all five competitors from last year's championship, and has used depth to its advantage this season. Junior Olivia Dose ranks sixth in the league with an average round score of 74.96. Dose has three top-10 finishes to her credit this season. The junior recorded the Bearcats' best finish in 2012, tied for 19th with a score of 238 (75-82-81) BIG EAST championship. The Bearcats are currently ranked third in the league according to Golfstat.

 

 

2013 Women's Golf Championship Schedule:

SUNDAY, April 21 - Round 1

 

#5            Women - Golfstat Rank #7, #8               8:00 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Golfstat Rank #7, #8               8:10 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Golfstat Rank #7, #8               8:20 a.m.       Tee #1

#2            Women - Golfstat Rank #7, #8               8:30 a.m.       Tee #1

#1            Women - Golfstat Rank #7, #8               8:40 a.m.       Tee #1

 

#5            Women - Golfstat Rank #4, #5, #6        8:50 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Golfstat Rank #4, #5, #6        9:00 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Golfstat Rank #4, #5, #6        9:10 a.m.       Tee #1

#2            Women - Golfstat Rank #4, #5, #6        9:20 a.m.       Tee #1

#1            Women - Golfstat Rank #4, #5, #6        9:30 a.m.       Tee #1

 

#5            Women - Golfstat Rank #1, #2, #3        9:40 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Golfstat Rank #1, #2, #3        9:50 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Golfstat Rank #1, #2, #3        10:00 a.m.     Tee #1

#2            Women - Golfstat Rank #1, #2, #3        10:10 a.m.     Tee #1

#1            Women - Golfstat Rank #1, #2, #3        10:20 a.m.     Tee #1

 

MONDAY, April 22 - Round 2

#5            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:00 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:10 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:20 a.m.       Tee #1

#2            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:30 a.m.       Tee #1

#1            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:40 a.m.       Tee #1

 

#5            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      8:50 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      9:00 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      9:10 a.m.       Tee #1

#2            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      9:20 a.m.       Tee #1

#1            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      9:30 a.m.       Tee #1

 

#5            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      9:40 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      9:50 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      10:00 a.m.     Tee #1

#2            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      10:10 a.m.     Tee #1

#1            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      10:20 a.m.     Tee #1

 

TUESDAY, April 23 - Round 3

#5            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      8:00 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      8:10 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      8:20 a.m.       Tee #1

#2            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      8:30 a.m.       Tee #1

#1            Women - Team #4, #5, #6                      8:40 a.m.       Tee #1

 

#5            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      8:50 a.m.       Tee #1

#4            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      9:00 a.m.       Tee #1

#3            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      9:10 a.m.       Tee #1

#2            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      9:20 a.m.       Tee #1

#1            Women - Team #1, #2, #3                      9:30 a.m.       Tee #1

 

#5            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:30 a.m.     Tee #10

#4            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:40 a.m.     Tee #10

#3            Women - Team #7, #8                            8:50 a.m.     Tee #10

#2            Women - Team #7, #8                            9:00 a.m.     Tee #10

#1            Women - Team #7, #8                            9:10 a.m.     Tee #10

 

2012 BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship Team Results:

 

              School                 Rd1       Rd2       Rd3      Total    To Par

1.           USF                      298       306       306       910       +46

2.           Notre Dame       296       313       302       911       +47

3.           Louisville            312       311       295       918       +54

4.           Seton Hall           314       317       312       943       +79

5.           Rutgers               311       324       321       956       +92

6.           St. John's            314       330       316       960       +96

7.           Cincinnati           315       327       320       962       +98

8.           Georgetown      319       324       324       967      +103