Women's Golf Travels to Mercedes-Benz Championships
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The LSU women’s golf team plays its second tournament of the fall season beginning Friday in the sixth Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championships, hosted by the University of Tennessee.
The event is played at the very tough Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club that plays to a 5,985-yard distance and a par of 72. LSU, Furman and Tennessee are the only teams to have participated in all of the previous editions with LSU’s best finish a second in the inaugural version of the prestigious championship in 1997. Last year, LSU shot 928 to finish in eighth place.
LSU will go with a lineup of sophomore Brooke Shelton, junior Devon Day, senior Erin Sarver, freshman Rachel Overstreet and junior Isabel Dornellas. Shelton, who was LSU’s best finisher in 37th place at 17-over par in the first tournament of the year, had a strong showing last year on the Gettysvue course, finishing in ninth place. Shelton, Dornellas and Day each played in last year’s Mercedes-Benz event.
LSU was 14th in its first tourney of the year at Vanderbilt and senior Sarver will be making her first start of the season for the Tigers.
Also in the field with Furman, LSU and Tennessee are defending champion Purdue, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, UNLV and the Swedish Jr. National team.
The 54-hole event runs through Sunday.