TUESDAY, JULY 08, 2014
Women’s Golf to Tee Off in 10 Tournaments This Season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coming off the most successful season in recent memory, the Jacksonville University women’s golf team announced its 2014-15 schedule on Tuesday. The Dolphins host three tournaments – two at Marsh Landing Country Club and one at Amelia National Golf Club – out of the 10 the team is scheduled to compete in. JU and North Florida are also in the planning stages for another edition of the Hughes Cup, with a date to be specified later.
The fall season features four tournaments and Jacksonville will start off at Myrtle Beach, S.C. with the GolfWeek Program Challenge from Sept. 7-9. Playing in the tournament alongside the JU men’s program, the three-day event will crown a women’s champion, men’s champion, and an overall champion that combines the scores of the two teams together.
At the end of the month, the Dolphins will travel to Greensboro, N.C. for the Forest Oaks Fall Classic. JU has played in the UNC-Greensboro hosted tournament for the past two years, but the venue has changed to the Forest Oaks Country Club for this year’s competition, to be held on Sept. 29-30.
Returning home, Jacksonville hosts the JU Classic on Oct. 12-13 at Marsh Landing Country Club. This will be the second year that this tournament has been held at Marsh Landing, and the Dolphins will be part of a 14-team field that draws in opponents from up the Eastern seaboard and throughout the south.
The fall season concludes at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational from Nov. 2-4. Always one of the bigger tournaments that Jacksonville takes part in, this year’s tournament will once again be held at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Kicking off the spring season will be the Amelia Island Collegiate, which Jacksonville will host. This event enters its second year and was a huge success the first time around. Being held on Feb. 23-24, the field of 15 draws in an equal mixture of regional rivals and schools that will be eager for some Florida sunshine.
The Dolphins make their first spring trip the following week, playing in the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic from March 1-3. This huge tournament draws in more than 30 schools from around the country and will be held on two different courses to accommodate everyone.
Jacksonville closes out a busy three-week stretch at the UNF Collegiate, hosted by the Ospreys at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club on March 9-10.
After a weekend off, Jacksonville returns to the links as the defending champions of a tournament with a new name and a new golf course. After winning the Cincinnati Spring Invitational last season, the Dolphins will try to make it two in a row at the newly-christened Shootout at Shingle Creek, held at the Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando from March 20-22.
The final regular season tournament of the season brings Jacksonville home to Marsh Landing Country Club, for the third annual Web.com Intercollegiate on March 30-31. Growing quickly into a premier event, this year’s version will feature a field of 19 teams, including programs from the AAC, ACC, Big 10 and Big 12.
After tying for fourth place at the Atlantic Sun Championship in 2013-14, Jacksonville aims to move up the standings and vie for a conference title from April 12-14 at the Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Played on the Watson Course, the winner of the A-Sun Championship will receive a berth into a NCAA Regional.
With the schedule unveiled and the fall quickly approaching, Head Coach Jen Borocz is ready for the new season to arrive.
“I'm ready to get the team back together and see how the new freshmen fit in,” she said. “I feel our schedule is getting better each year and we should be competing for individual and team champions in each event. We've got some new events and some different golf courses to mix it up. We are very lucky to get to play some of the facilities on our schedule.”