Women's Golf Heading to Mexico


March 30, 2017

Conway - The Coastal Carolina University women’s golf team will be heading into their final regular season tournament of the season looking to build some momentum as their first Sun Belt Conference Championship is right around the corner.

The Chanticleers will travel to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico to play in the EL Tigre Invitational, hosted by University of Iowa. The event is set for April 2-4 at the EL Tigre Golf Club.

Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril designed the EL Tigre Golf Course which plays as a Par 72 and 6,085-yard course.

CCU will be one of 14 teams competing in the Invitational. Along with CCU and host Iowa, the other teams are Wisconsin, Indiana, Rutgers, Idaho, New Mexico State, Cal State Fullerton, Kennesaw State, Kansas, Washington, Nebraska, Texas San Antonio and Mississippi.

The Chanticleers enter the tournament ranked 67th in the latest Golf Stat Rankings. Their 298.38 team average has them sitting atop the Sun Belt Conference just ahead of Texas State (299.54) and Troy (299.67).

Junior Malene Krolboll Hansen continues to lead CCU and is having one of the best seasons in CCU women’s golf history. She enters the Invite as the 89th ranked player in the nation with a 72.0 average.

Marie Lunackova has a 75.0 average with Stephanie Henning (76.60), Victoria Parker (76.89), Damla Bilgic (77.0) and Barbora Bakova (77.05) are all having solid seasons.

Sunday and Monday’s rounds will consist of 18 holes and a 2 p.m. shotgun start. Tuesday’s final round will also be an 18-hole shotgun start, but will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament on Golf Stats.com. Links can be found at goccusports.com.



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