@BCUgolf Women’s Schedule Announced for 2013-14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Bethune-Cookman women’s golf team will compete in 15 regular season tournaments across five states, including the B-CU Gary Freeman Spring Invitational, as fourth-year head coach Loritz “Scooter” Clark revealed the Wildcats’ 2013-14 schedule Thursday afternoon.
Set to enter his fourth year at the helm in Daytona Beach, Clark was recently promoted to the position of Director of Golf for the men’s and women’s programs by B-CU Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson. Clark led the men and women to a sweep of the PGA National Minority Championship last year, and returns all six golfers from a season ago, including one newcomer from England.
On both sides, I did what I typically do,” commented Clark. “In the fall, we go to the northeast with Towson and some others to strengthen us. We’re going to do the same thing this year. These first few tournaments give us the opportunity to play against some top 100 and top 150 teams in the country. It gives us a better strength of schedule to start the fall, while in the spring, I focus on conference tournaments and the MEAC Championship and Showcase.”
B-CU opens the fall campaign at the Tiganelli Towson Invite (Sept. 8-9) in Towson, Md., followed by a quick turnaround event the following weekend for the Eagle Invitational hosted by Florida Gulf Coast in Bonita Springs, Fla. (Sept. 15-16). After a week off, the Cats travel to Mt. Pleasant, S.C. for the SCSU Bulldog Invitational (Sept. 29-Oct. 1). The following weekend, they stay at home for the LPGA Xavier Invitational in Daytona Beach (Oct. 5-7).
The Maroon and Gold will hit the links again Oct. 20-22, taking part in the 36th Annual Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by FIU in Sarasota, Fla., followed by the Winthrop Intercollegiate (Nov. 2-3) in Rock Hill, S.C. The final two events of the fall campaign take place in nearby DeLand, Fla. (Nov. 4-5) for the Holiday Inn Express/Hatter Classic, as well as a short drive to Savannah, Ga. (Nov. 9-10) for the SSU Tiger Fall Invitational.
As tradition dictates, Bethune-Cookman opens the spring season hosting more than 12 teams to this year’s B-CU Gary Freeman Spring Invitational. The event will once again be held at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club, Feb. 15-17, in Ormond Beach, Fla.
B-CU finishes the spring with tournaments at the Don Benbow Invitational (Mar. 10-11), Low Country Intercollegiate (Mar. 23-24), Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate (Mar. 30-31) and Bash at the Beach (Ap. 12-13) – hosted by Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach.
The MEAC Showcase will take place in Daytona Beach at LPGA International (Apr. 24-26) with this year’s event hosted by Bethune-Cookman. The Cats conclude the regular season portion of its schedule at the PGA National Minority Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (May 9-11).
The Cats welcome a single newcomer to the roster, while bringing back six golfers, including Jennifer Hide who missed the entirety of the spring due to injury. Also back is Patrizia Trevisan who finished runner-up at the MEAC Showcase, as well as Andrea Orozco who claimed last year’s PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship individual medalist award.
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