Women’s golf sets spring schedule

Dec. 31, 2017

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DAVIS, Calif. - Off since mid-October after competing in the Stanford Intercollegiate, women’s golf will return to action at the Battle at the Rock, a two-day event hosted by UC Riverside that opens on February 12. Once the Aggies visit the Oak Quarry Golf Club that week, their 2018 spring season will officially commence in the first of four tournaments leading up to April’s Big West Championship.

UC Davis will face familiar opposition when it heads to Peoria, Ariz., to compete in The Westbrook Spring Invitational. Wisconsin will host this event, which will take place on Feb. 25-26, a team that also hosted this year’s East-West Match play on its home course.

That week, the Aggies competed against a field comprised of nationally ranked and respected programs, and upset another top team with their 3-2 victory over Nebraska.

Women’s golf will remain local for its next event, the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate, co-hosted by San Francisco and San José State. Known as the Bay Area Classic/Intercollegiate in previous seasons, UC Davis, a school ranked No. 1 among the best value colleges for women in STEM programs according to Forbes Magazine, will make its fourth trip to The Meadow Club in as many years when it opens competition with a 36-hole day on March 5, followed by its final 18 holes on March 6.

The Battle at the Rock and Westbrook Spring Invitational will follow a similar format, with 36 holes taking place on the first day, and the final 18 scheduled for the following morning.

As has been the case in four of the last five years, the Aggies will head to Kapalua, Maui, Hawai’i to compete in the Anuenue Spring Bay Classic. Even though they did not compete in the 2016 Classic, everyone enjoyed another successful visit to the The Bay Course since it hosted the Big West Championship that spring.

UC Davis will compete on the same terrain that has hosted more than 20 major tournaments, including the Kapalua LPGA Classic. No course in Hawai’i has welcomed more professional events than The Bay Course.

Including its third place finish in that year’s league playoff, UC Davis won 2015 Spring Break Classic, finished third and captured another two seventh-place results among stacked fields in previous tournaments at that location. This year’s competition, hosted by Hawai’i, includes three 18-hole rounds taking place from March 27-29.

Following its trip to the islands, UC Davis will enjoy a two-week hiatus to prep for this year’s league championship, which will take place at Strawberry Farms Golf Course in Irvine, Calif., from April 15-17.

Among the upper half of the leaderboard throughout all three rounds, last year’s BWC championship took place at the same course (Oak Quarry) that will host UC Davis’ inaugural spring tournament.

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