Women's Golf Co-Hosts Bryan National Collegiate This Weekend

UNCGSpartans.com 03-28-2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women's golf program and the Wake Forest women's golf program will co-host the 16th annual Bryan National Collegiate this weekend at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center Champions Course. The 54-hole event will see 18 holes played Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the par-72 course that plays at 6,386 yards.

The Spartans open the 18-team event Friday morning with a 9:50 a.m. tee time. Tee times Saturday are set depending on team standing after round one, while Sunday's final round will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring of the event will be available at www.golfstat.com courtesy of Wake Forest.

Last year, Fanny Cnops (Ghent, Belgium/K.A. Voskenslaan) finished second at the Bryan National, marking the top finish for a Spartan in tournament history. Cnops finished the tournament with a 2-under par 214 (73-70-71) to finish two shots behind Lindy Duncan of Duke (4-under par 212).

Cnops leads the Spartans and the Southern Conference this season with a 73.06 stroke average. She has posted three straight top 15 performances, including a spring-best third place finish at the Kiawah Island Classic.

Senior Courtney Taylor (Gastonia, N.C./Ashbrook) ranks 17th in the SoCon with a 77.15 stroke average on the year. Taylor earned SoCon Women's Golfer of the Week honors earlier this month as she placed 10th overall at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson. Her 10th place finish was her top finish of the year and her top spot since freshman year. She fired a final round score of 69, marking her lowest round of her collegiate career.

Rounding out the Spartans in the five-member lineup is sophomore Berglind Bjornsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik) as well as freshmen Sammie Buchanan (Bluffton, S.C./Bluffton) and Lily Crane (Jamestown, N.C./Ragsdale. Additionally, sophomore Andrea Rangel (Bogota, Columbia/Colegio la Presentacion) will play as an individual at the Bryan National.

The Champions Course at Bryan Park opened in 1990 and has proven to be a Rees Jones Masterpiece of design. Seven holes border scenic Lake Townsend. Ranked in 1990 as the runner-up best new public course in the country by Golf Digest, the Champions Course also hosted the 2012 US Public Links Championship.

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