uk golf women 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/6/14) — The University of Kentucky women’s golf team is set to compete in its toughest competition to date when the No. 24 Wildcats travel to Hilton Head Island, S.C., for the third annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.

Elite programs from across the country will be on display in the three-day, 54-hole tournament beginning Friday, March 7 and wrapping up Sunday, March 9.

Last time out:

The Wildcats placed fourth at the UCF Challenge with a program best team score of 866 (+2). Kentucky saved its best round for the final day as the team posted a two under par, 286. Sopho more Cylia Damerau was the top UK finisher, tying for seventh place. Damerau recorded under or even par all three rounds of competition en route to a two under par, 214, and earning SEC Co-Golfer of the Week honors. Her score of 214 is a personal best as a Wildcat. Sophomore Sarah Harris placed in the top 20 as she tied for 14th with a one under par, 215.

Senior Liz Breed leads the team with a season scoring average of 72.47 and two top 10 finishes. Harris ranks second with a 73.93 scoring average. As a team, Kentucky has three top five finishes through five tournaments.

About the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate:

This marks the first time Kentucky will participate in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, which is in its third year of competition. Eighteen holes will be played Friday through Sunday, with fixed tee times on hole No. 1 and No. 10 starting at 8 a.m. ET each day. Long Cove Club will feature a par-71 (36-35), 6,142-yard setup.

The field:

The field includes six of the top 10 teams in the nation and 11 teams ranked in the top 25 overall. Joining the 24th-ranked Wildcats are No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Alabama, No. 13 South Carolina, No. 14 Vanderbilt, No. 21 LSU, No. 23 Wake Forest, Auburn, Furman, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Coach Borst quotables:

“The tournament this week presents a new and exciting challenge for our team,” said Kentucky head coach Golda Johansson Borst. “This is a new event for us and it boasts one of the best fields that we will see this spring. Our team has put in a lot of great work in the past few weeks and I know we are ready to compete. Long Cove Club is a beautiful course and is definitely a placement course, which I believe suits us well. Our gameplan for the week is to play with pa-tience and stay aggressive; the results will take care of themselves.”

Up next:

Following the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, UK will compete in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic in Baton Rouge, La., from March 21-23.

For more information on the University of Kentucky women’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Leadership Dynamics Class Raises Funds for MCAS

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (5/21/15) — The Leadership Dynamics Class at Marshall County High School, a continuance of the… Read More

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

MURRAY, Ky. (5/22/15) — Murray Police Department patrol officers responded to an apartment on Duiguid Drive at… Read More
1 DOW 18,232.02
-53.72 (-0.29%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
-4.76 (-0.22%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
-1.43 (-0.03%)    

Most Read This Week

May 19, 2015 5448

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 5230

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3874

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3708

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3271

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10293

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7308

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 22, 2015 5230

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 956

Authorities Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 776

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 622

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 602

One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 532

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 525

Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP Graduating Class

by Trooper Stu Recke
May 22, 2015 397

Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

by Karen Jones
May 22, 2015 376

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 374

Alleged Prescription Drug Fraud Leads to Charges

by SurfKY News