Aug. 8, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's golf head coach Jan Dowling announced today (Thursday, Aug. 8) the Wolverines' schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
U-M will compete in nine regular-season tournaments -- four fall and five spring events -- followed with the postseason beginning in French Lick, Ind., for the 2014 Big Ten Championships at the French Lick Resorts Pete Dye Course. Overall, five of U-M's nine slated events are return visits from a season ago.
"Both our fall and spring schedules have a very good mix of events that should allow us to compete for wins and events that will really test our strengths and weaknesses as a team," said Dowling. "Both of these are extremely important for our program as we head into postseason play. Further, having four solid events in the fall really gives our coaching staff time to observe, evaluate and identify our strengths and weaknesses for our winter and spring training. I cannot wait for a new era of Michigan women's golf to begin."
After spending last season as an assistant coach at Tennessee, Dowling returns to familiar ground as the Wolverines open fall play Sept 20-22 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. After a year away, U-M makes its return to Texas State's Challenge at the Onion Creek, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, to be held at the Onion Creek Club in Austin, Texas, before heading to Iowa's Diane Thomason Invitational, Oct. 12-13, at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. After posting a top-five finish last year, Michigan's fall closes with a return trip to the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate, Oct. 27-28, slated to be held at the Oak Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C.
Following the three-month winter break and a quick alumni match, Jan. 26 in Naples, Fla., U-M opens its spring season with its seventh straight trip to the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 16-18, at the Rio Mar Beach Resort's River Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Wolverines open March playing in Miami's Hurricane Invitational, March 3-5, at the Biltmore Golf Course in Miami, Fla., before heading to Mesa, Ariz., for Notre Dame's Clover Cup, March 14-16, at the Longbow Golf Club.
The spring regular season winds down with returns trips to the SDSU Farms Invitational, March 30-April 1, at the Farm Golf Club in San Diego, Calif., and at the Marsh Landing Invitational, April 7-8, at the Marsh Landing Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla. U-M's postseason play will begin at the Big Ten Championships April 25-27 in French, Lick, Ind. For the third straight year, the conference tournament will be held at the French Lick Resort, however, this year's women's championship will be played on the Pete Dye Course.
The NCAA postseason starts with 54 holes of regional play at three selected sites. Slated for May 8-10, Florida State will host the east regional at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., and Oklahoma State will host the central regional at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla., while Washington will host the west regional at Tumble Creek at Suncadia in Cle Elum, Wash. The top eight teams and top individual from a non-qualifying team advance to play in the NCAA Final, May 20-23, at the Tulsa County Club in Tulsa, Oka.
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