GREESNBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s golf team heads down to Lexington, S.C., for the 2017 Southern Conference Championships hosted at the Country Club of Lexington. The three-day, 54-hole event begins Sunday morning with tee times from 8:50-9:30 a.m. from No. 1 on the par-72, 6,153-yard course. Live scoring will be available via Birdie Fire with links at www.uncgspartans.com.
The field is highlighted by 10th-ranked Furman, while also featuring three other teams ranked in the top 100 in East Tennessee State (77), Chattanooga (82) and Mercer (90).
Junior Lexi Kershaw (Winston-Salem, N.C./Catawba) leads the Spartans into the week with a 76.64 stroke average on the year. Kershaw was forced to withdraw due to illness from her last outing, but has posted three top-20 showings this season. Her best finish came at the Starmount Forest Fall Classic, placing a career-best 6th overall in the field at UNCG’s fall event.
Freshman Louisa Tichy (Germering, Germany/Max-Born Gymnasium) takes over the No. 2 spot in the lineup after posting a 78.85 stroke average on the year. Tichy has tallied two top-20 finishes, led by a 14th place showing at the William & Mary Invitational.
Sophomore Natalia Asensio (Madrid, Spain/Cardenal Spinola) will be making her second career appearance in the SoCon Championships. Asensio brings a 78.74 stroke average into the week, the second-lowest mark on the team. She has posted three top-25 finishes this year, including a 17th place showing at the Starmount Fall Classic.
Freshman Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford) will be making her first SoCon Championship appearance this week. Dobbins was third on the team with a 78.81 stroke average this year. She posted back-to-back 14th place showings in the fall at the William & Mary Invitational and the Starmount Fall Classic.
Senior Kristin Powers (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) rounds out the lineup and will be making her fourth career appearance in the SoCon Championships. Powers finished the season with an 80.19 stroke average, led by an 11th place finish at the Starmount Forest Fall Classic.