WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
Women’s Golf Seeks Title on the Gulf Coast
Jessica Welch (Photo Courtesy of Skip Tapp)
Jessica Welch (Photo Courtesy of Skip Tapp)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With two of its biggest events of the year fast approaching, the Jacksonville University women’s golf team will make the trip to the Gulf side of Florida this weekend, to play in the Cincinnati Spring Invitational in Crystal River, Fla. The 54-hole event will take place from March 21-23 and will be the first tournament of the spring season to follow the format that the Dolphins will be competing in come April at the Atlantic Sun Championship, when each team will play 18 holes a day over three days. Each day of the tournament this weekend will have an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Cincinnati will serve as host of the tournament, which features 15 teams – 10 of which are Division I programs. All five non-Division I programs come from the state of Florida. JU enters the tournament as the third-highest ranked team among those competing, trailing only the Bearcats and Memphis in the Golfstat rankings.

"We had a successful trip to Pinehurst and are looking to play well after the final round 300 we shot,” said Head Coach Jen Borocz. “I look for a solid finish against the field playing."

The same five that made the trip up to Pinehurst – Jessica Welch, Natalie Schmett, Morgan Matchett, Sabrina Rumbaugh and Megan Collins – will compete in this weekend’s tournament, and will be joined by Francesca Yong, making her spring debut after working back from an injury.

Following the conclusion of the Cincinnati Spring Invitational, Jacksonville will return home and host the Web.com Intercollegiate on April 7-8 at the Marsh Landing Country Club.