Hurricane Invitational Up Next for Women's Golf
Sunday, March 04, 2012 | by Caleb Baker (@calebaker)
Photo by Dennis Snyder
Photo by Dennis Snyder

FORT MYERS, Fla. –The FGCU women’s golf team returns to the course on Monday morning as they travel to the Hurricane Invitational, hosted by the University of Miami at the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Miami, Fla. The competition gets underway with 36 holes on Monday and a final round Tuesday, with 8 a.m. shotgun starts on both days.

The tournament will put the Eagles against 15 other schools, including Arkansas State, Boston College, Campbell, Daytona State, Georgetown, Georgia State, James Madison, Kansas State, Kennesaw State, Longwood, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oral Roberts and Princeton.

Leading FGCU into the competition is senior Fabienne Haremza (Wilderman, South Africa/Glenwood House/Lamar University), who was the Eagles top finisher in the spring opener at the Courtyard Classic in Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 5-7), finishing in a tie for fifth out of 33 participants with a 77-76-75/228. Also pacing the Green and Blue through three of the four fall competitions while holding a 76.75 scoring average, Haremza closed the fall season with her best finish, placing second among the 45 participants at the Holiday Inn Express Hatter Classic with a 223 (73-73-77).

Rounding out the four-member Green and Blue squad at the competition is sophomore Megan Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell HS), and the freshmen duo of Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) and Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS).

Despite improving their team score by nine strokes in the final round at the Courtyard Classic, the Eagles wrapped up the spring opener in fourth place on the six-team leaderboard with a combined score of 317-317-308/942.

Located just south of Miami, Florida and secluded from the area's urban setting, the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club par 71 course has recently completed a complete renovation and regrassing of the course. Partnering with the world-class designer, Arnold Palmer Design Company, the club spent over $4M to ensure Deering Bay's place in the company of world class golf resorts. Total yardage on the course is recorded at 6,017.

Live scoring for the event will be provided at www.GolfStat.com, while results and recaps from each day of the Hurricane Invitational will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com.

FGCU Participants
Fabienne Haremza – Sr.
Megan Van Etten – Soph.
Georgia Price – Fr.
Chelsea Guoynes – Fr.

Tournament Field (16 teams)
Arkansas State
Boston College
Daytona State
Georgia State
James Madison
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Ohio State