JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a week off, Jacksonville University women's golf resumes action this Monday at the Spring Break Shootout in Dade City, Fla.
"It was good to have a week off to catch up on academics and rest," said Head Coach Jennifer Borocz. "We utilized the time to work on some areas we need to get better at, so hopefully we see some improvement there."
JU is coming off of a third place finish in the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic the last week of February. The Dolphins roared up the leaderboard on day two with a program record round, and used a solid final day to complete the three-day event in third out of 43 teams, the largest field in any collegiate golf event in the country.
The team is competing in the Spring Break Shootout for the first time. The event takes place at Lake Jovita Golf Club, a par-72, 6,325-yard track, and features two rounds on the opening day, before wrapping things with 18-holes on Tuesday.
"This is the first time we've played in this event so we will have to work a little harder in the practice round to get familiar with the course," said Borocz. "There is usually at least one new golf course per season, so this is nothing new to our players."
Jacksonville's lineup is Michelle Forsland, Maria Brunzell, Amanda Detmer, Hannah Berman and Maria Juliana Fueyo. The event begins Monday morning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring can be followed on Birdiefire.com.
There are 14 teams competing, the second year of the event. The rest of the field is Arkansas State, Arkansas Little-Rock, Ball State, Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Wayne, Georgia Southern, Lipscomb, Oakland, Ohio, Towson and Western Kentucky. Last year's winner was Georgia Southern (897), with Southern Miss's Nichada Statasuk (+1, 217) capturing the individual medal.