GREENSBORO, N.C.—UNCG women's golf team returns to action at the East Carolina Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, Oct. 10-11 at Greenville Country Club.
The Spartans are hoping to continue their strong paly this fall after finishing third last week at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic. The Lady Pirate Intercollegiate features 20 teams playing 36 holes on Monday and 18 more on Tuesday. The field includes nine teams currently ranked in the Golfweek Top 100.
Freshman Fanny Cnops continues to lead the Southern Conference with a 72.50 stroke average. She finished tied for sixth at Starmount, shooting 224 over three rounds despite breaking her driver on the first hole of the second round and sustaining an elbow injury during the final round.
UNCG's Ana Lucia Martinez enjoyed a strong showing at Starmount, finishing tied for ninth by shooting 226 and carding a 1-over par 72 during the final round.
Event: Lady Pirate Intercollegiate
Dates: Oct. 10-11
Host: East Carolina
Course: Greenville Country Club
Location: Greenville, N.C.
Format: Monday – 36 holes (shotgun start at 8:35 a.m.)
Tuesday – 18 holes (shotgun start at 8:35 a.m.)
Length: 6,056 yards
Live Stats: www.GolfStat.com
Participating Teams: Bucknell, College of Charleston, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Elon, Furman, Georgia State, Georgetown, High Point, James Madison, Longwood, Memphis, Maryland, UNCG, UNC Wilmington, Old Dominion, Penn, Western Carolina, William & Mary, Yale
2010 Team Champion: Maryland
2010 Individual Champion: Christine Shimel, Maryland
UNCG Notes: This is UNCG's first appearance in the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate since 2009 … the Spartans are looking for their third straight top 5 finish after placing third in each of their last two events … freshman Fanny Cnops currently leads the Southern Conference in stroke average at 72.50, and is ranked 35th nationally by Golfstat.com … Cnops is ranked as the No. 4 freshman, and has finished in the top 20 in each her first three collegiate events … senior Ana Lucia Martinez enjoyed the first top 10 finish of her career when she finished tied for ninth last week at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic.
Tournament Notes: This is the 11th straight year for the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate … five Southern Conference teams are in the field … defending champion Maryland won the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic last week.