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Sunday September 29, 2013No. 5 Gators Women's Golf Takes First Trip to Windy City Collegiate Classic

Highland Park, Ill.

Up five spots from the preseason rankings, the No. 5 Gators women’s golf team heads to the Midwest tomorrow to compete in the Windy City Collegiate Classic, hosted by Northwestern University, for the first time in program history. Coming of a season-opening win (both team and individual titles) at the 2013 Cougar Classic, Florida looks to bring home another victory in their second tournament of the fall season.

 

Course Information:

The tournament is being held at the par-71, 6,108-yard Northmoor Country Club, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.  

 

Tee Times:

Monday: 8:30 a.m., 36 holes

Tuesday: 8:30a.m., 18 holes

 

The Lineup:

·         Anna Young: Coming off her first collegiate individual win finishing an impressive five-under, Young will lead the Gators on the course at the Windy City Collegiate Classic.

·         Karolina Vlckova: Vlckova impressed in her first collegiate tournament at the Cougar Classic and is looking to remain consistent in her second competition as a Gator.

·         Sarah Schober: Schober will make her debut for the Orange and Blue this week after earning the NJCAA individual title in 2012 and 2013 while golfing for Redlands Community College.

·         Ursa Orehek: Orehek will make her sophomore-season debut tomorrow, aiming to see progress from her freshman season on the course.

·         Katie Mitchell: Contributing to the team win in the first event of the fall, Mitchell earned her spot in the rotation at the Windy City.

 

The Challenge: Florida will face the defending NCAA champion and the No. 1 ranked women’s golf program in the country, USC, along with five other top-25 teams at the Windy City Collegiate Classic: No. 6 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Arizona, No. 12 Stanford, and tied for No. 17, Georgia and Purdue.

 

Head Coach Emily Glaser Says: “We are excited to compete again. The field and the golf course this week are fantastic. It will be a great test for our team.”

 

Tournament Field (Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll rankings):

Arizona (10)

Brown

Florida (5)

Georgia (T17)

Iowa State

Louisville

Minnesota

Northwestern

Ohio State

Oklahoma State (6)

Purdue (T17)

Stanford (12)

TCU

UNC Wilmington

USC (1)

 

Follow the Gators: Play will begin tomorrow with the first groups starting at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com. A complete recap with results will be posted on GatorZone.com following the day’s play.

   

For complete coverage of UF’s women’s golf program visit GatorZone.com, follow @GatorZoneGolf on Twitter and ‘like’ the University of Florida Women’s Golf page on Facebook.

 

 

 

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