FORT MYERS, Fla. - Under the direction of second-year head coach Sarah Trew, the FGCU women’s golf team will open the 2013 spring season with a trip to Coral Gables, Fla. to participate in the 2013 Hurricane Invitational at Deering Yacht & Country Club, Feb. 4-5.
"We are excited to get back out on the course and start off our spring season," said head coach Sarah Trew. "We have been working really hard in practice these last few weeks but there is nothing like competition itself. This field is the best we will see all year and I cannot wait to show how talented we are."
The 16-team field includes No. 23 Baylor, Boston College, No. 26 Campbell, Daytona State, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Iowa, James Madison, Longwood, Mercer, No. 71 Miami, Middle Tennessee, No. 58 Minnesota, No. 11 Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and No. 48 Texas State.
The Hurricane Invitational will be played on the Arnold Palmer signature course. Layout for the course is a 6,018-yards, par-71 configuration. The tournament consists of 36 holes of continuous play on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday in a staggered shotgun format.
The Green and Blue will sport the six-person lineup of redshirt juniors Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus HS) and Kristin Swindell (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River HS), sophomores Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) and Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) and freshmen Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./JW Mitchell HS) and Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS).
Live scoring will be available on www.GolfStat.com and a link will be provided on www.FGCUATHLETICS.com. Results and recaps will also be provided after each day on the FGCU Athletic website.
Kristin Swindell, R-Jr.
Briana Carlson, R-Jr.
Georgia Price, So.
Sara Detlefsen, Fr.
Rebecca Van Etten, Fr.
Chelsea Guoynes, So.
TOURNAMENT FIELD (Golf Stat Ranking as of Jan. 30)
Florida Gulf Coast University
Middle Tennessee State
Oklahoma State (11)
Texas State (48)