FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 3/6 University of Arkansas women’s golf team returns to action this week taking part in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, March 4-6.
The second event of the spring, the event has become a staple for the Razorbacks who have taken part in all five years of the tournament.
Event: Fifth Annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Site: Pete Dye Course – Long Cove Club – Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Dates: March 4-6, 2016
Tee Times: Begin at 8:30 a.m. Fri. & Sat.; 8 a.m. Sun.
Par-Yardage: Par 71, 6,208 yards
Coverage: The Golf Channel: http://bit.ly/1T94guB
Live Stats: http://www.golfstat.com
The Field (Golfstat/Golfweek rankings)
(4/8) Alabama; (3/6) Arkansas; Auburn; (2/2) Duke; Furman; (5/3) Georgia; Kentucky; LSU; Mississippi State; North Carolina; (13/12) Oklahoma State; South Carolina; (1/1) Southern California; (21/19) Tennessee; Vanderbilt; Virginia; Wake Forest
The Razorbacks opened the spring with a runner-up finish in Puerto Rico in February. Freshman Maria Fassi, who joined the team in December, won the tournament shooting 72-67-69=208, winning by one stroke.
Fassi will again travel for Arkansas along with senior Regina Plasencia, sophomore Alana Uriell, freshman Cara Gorlei and junior Summar Roachell.
Arkansas had a solid fall with a tournament team title and three other finishes in the top-three. The success vaulted the Razorbacks up in the national polls but Arkansas lost arguably its top player in Gabriela Lopez in December when she qualified for her LPGA Tour card and became a professional.
The addition of Fassi should help the Razorbacks in the spring portion of the schedule which gets busy fast. Arkansas travels to the LSU Tiger Classic March 20-22; the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic April 1-3 and begins postseason play at the SEC Championship in Birmingham, Alabama, April 15-17.