Women's golf releases fall schedule

Sept. 6, 2017

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2017 Fall Schedule

DAVIS, Calif. - Less than a week after reporting for preseason workouts, UC Davis women’s golf will compete in the first of five fall tournaments, as announced by head coach Anna Temple on Wednesday.

Of this fall slate, three tournaments were among the top 10 ranked by Golfweek as the toughest in the nation. Included on this list are the Windy City Collegiate Championship (No. 3), the Stanford Invitational (No. 5) and the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (No. 10) — the first event of the 2017-18 academic year involving the Aggies.

Hosted by New Mexico, the first tournament of the season will take place next Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12,  in Albuquerque — a fixture on the Aggies’ schedule in each of Temple’s years at the helm of the program. 

The following week (Sept. 17-19), UC Davis will head to the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisc., to compete in the East/West Match Play. This will mark the team’s first visit to Wisconsin since the 2015 season when that squad participated in the same event. That week, the Aggies ended its stay in Madison by blanking the host Badgers by a 5-0 score.

Defeating the host school in this tournament is a reputation that UC Davis is developing; in last year’s tournament held in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Aggies upset Michigan, 3-2.


 

 

The East/West Match Play Challenge features a combination of stroke and match play, and provides great experience for the NCAA Finals if the Aggies advance in postseason play since the national championship uses a similar format.

Up next for women’s golf is another Midwest trip, with this stop taking place in Highland Park, Ill. — home of the Windy City Collegiate Classic, hosted by Northwestern. As is the case with its previous week’s tournament, the Aggies will compete in the WCCC for the first time in two years.

Joining UC Davis for the 54-hole tournament, including the tournament host, (last year’s runner-up at the NCAA Championship) are Arizona, Arizona State, California, Duke, Florida, Iowa State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, San Diego State and Tulane. In all, nine teams that compete in last year’s national championship will visit the Northmoor Country Club.

The fall season will conclude with two West Coast events, the latter taking place just a short drive away from campus in Pebble Beach. Before the Aggies end their fall at the Stanford Invitational — this three-day tournament will relocate from the Cardinal’s home course due to construction — UC Davis will head to Seattle for a two-day competition — the Edean Ihlanfeldt — hosted by Washington.

Visiting the Pacific Northwest that weekend, in addition to UC Davis, are BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Columbia, Georgetown, Idaho, Portland State, San Francisco and Seattle.

The Stanford Invitational, another annual mainstay on the Aggies’ schedule, will complete a block of action that includes five tournaments within a six-week timespan. Fourteen teams will participate on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout at Poppy Hills Golf Course, one of the host courses for the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991-2009, and site of the 1991 NCAA Men's Championships. A $10 million course renovation was completed in 2014.

Shortly after its fall campaign concludes, Coach Temple will announce her 2018 spring slate, a list of events that will conclude at the Big West Conference Championships, hosted by UC Irvine from April 15-17. UC Davis has hoisted the league’s championship trophy in six of the last eight years.