Hoosiers Head to Liz Murphey Collegiate
April 2, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's golf team will play in its penultimate regular season tournament of the year this weekend at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, April 4-6 at the UGA Golf Couse in Athens, Ga.
This weekend's tournament will not be your typical stroke play event. The 16-team field will play one qualifying round of stroke play on Friday. From that the top eight teams will move to the Red bracket and the remaining eight teams into the Black bracket. There will then be two rounds of match play on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Joining the Hoosiers at the event are Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Daytona State, Denver Georgetown, Iowa State, Michigan State, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Northwestern, USC, Texas A&M, Troy and the host Bulldogs.
Indiana will pair with Arkansas in Friday's stroke play with first tee time at 9:15 a.m. ET. Live results can be found at BirdieFire.com.
The match play event mimics the format change the women's NCAA Championships will make starting with the 2014-15 season.
The Hoosiers are coming off a spring break trip that saw them finish eighth at the BYU at Entrada Classic, and 14th at the Briar's Creek Invitational. With the match play format, head coach Clint Wallman has shaken up his lineup. Playing in the No. 1 spot will be junior Kamryn Klawitter. Klawitter finished tied for 79th at Briar's Creek and has appeared in six tournaments this season.
Junior Elizabeth Tong will play in the No. 2 spot. Tong is second on the team in stroke average at 76.43 and has three top-25 finishes this season. In the third spot is sophomore Maria Mancini. Mancini carded the low round of the tournament at Briar's Creek with a 73 in the final round and has played all 23 rounds for IU this season.
Sophomore Camille Chevalier will play in the fourth spot. Chevalier led Indiana with a top-25 finish at Briar's Creek and the native of France is a match play veteran. Another Hoosier with strong match play experience due to her European background is freshman Ana Sanjuan. Sanjuan will play in the fifth spot and is currently tops on the team in stroke average (75.47) and top-25 finishes (five).
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