Women’s Golf Heads to Kiawah Island to Begin Spring

By  //  February 2, 2014

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — It has been three months since the No. 4 Florida Tech Panthers have competed in a tournament.

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The Panthers are coming off a very successful fall portion of the schedule. The group finished third in all four fall tournaments, and climbed four spots in the national rankings from No. 8 to No. 4. (Florida Tech image)

That changes this weekend, as the Panthers travel to Kiawah Island, S.C. for the Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate beginning on Saturday. The two day event will take place at Cougar Point Golf Club.

“The Kiawah Intercollegiate has a strong 18 team field playing on one of the best courses in the country,” said head coach Chris Saltmarsh. “The other difference will potentially be the colder weather in South Carolina and the winds coming off the ocean. It’s a challenge that I know this team looks forward to.”

Chris Saltmarsh

Chris Saltmarsh

The Panthers are coming off a very successful fall portion of the schedule. The group finished third in all four fall tournaments, and climbed four spots in the national rankings from No. 8 to No. 4.

The Panthers are just one of 18 teams competing this weekend at the event. Thirteen of the 18 teams are ranked or receiving votes in the top-25 of the Golf World/WGCA Division II poll. Barry, who is ranked second in the country along with No. 8 Florida Southern, round out the teams from the Sunshine State Conference competing this weekend along with the Panthers.

Round one gets underway on the par-72 course Saturday with 18 holes beginning at 8 a.m. ET. Round two will follow with the final 18 holes on Sunday at 8 a.m. ET.

“The Kiawah Intercollegiate has a strong 18 team field playing on one of the best courses in the country. The other difference will potentially be the colder weather in South Carolina and the winds coming off the ocean. It’s a challenge that I know this team looks forward to.” — Chris Saltmarsh

Competing Teams:
#17 Armstrong Atlantic
#2 Barry
Belmont Abbey
Carson Newman
Coker
Columbus State
#4 Florida Tech
#8 Florida Southern
Lander
Limestone
Lincoln Memorial
Montevallo
Newberry
Savannah College of Art and Design
Tusculum (Host)
#11 West Florida
Wingate
#21 UNC Pembroke


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