Women’s Golf teeing off season at South Alabama

After a long, hot summer of downtime, Tulane women’s golf will once again hit the fairway this weekend at the USA Intercollegiate tournament hosted by the University of South Alabama. This will be the first of nine tournaments for the Green Wave women in this 2018-19 season.

Tulane will be heading to Mobile, Alabama looking to repeat on its success in this tournament last year: in 2017, the Green Wave took first place in the event with a sizeable 10-stroke margin. This was the team’s first tournament victory since the 2014 season, when it claimed victory in the 2014 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational alongside the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Furthermore, the Wave’s final round was the team’s lowest round tally since 2015.

Then-freshman Jennifer Rosenberg and then-sophomore Gabrielle Correia paced the team in this tournament victory, with both golfers finishing one under par. Thus, the pair tied for seventh place individually. Both will return to the team for the 2018-19 season.

The Wave expects to be challenged in this and each of its subsequent tournaments this season. Sixth-year head coach Lorne Don has expressed her enthusiasm regarding the team’s upcoming schedule.

“We could not be more excited about our upcoming schedule,” Don said. “I think we have a great mix of tournaments that will challenge our young women to compete at the highest level.”

Don’s assessment of this competition and the team’s future seem to be supported quite well. Following its visit to South Alabama, the team will next head off to the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina. It will then venture to Austin, Texas, to take part once again in the Betsy Rawls Invitational hosted by the University of Texas. All three are regarded as high-level, top-tier national tournaments.

For now, Tulane is setting all eyes on the USA Intercollegiate, where it will tee off this Saturday. The three-day tournament will be hosted at the Magnolia Grove Golf Club in Mobile.

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