When: Fri.-Sun., Mar. 8-10
Tournament: Darius Rucker Invitational
Where: Hilton Head, S.C.
Course: Long Cove Golf Club, Par 71, 6,211 yards
NEXT ON THE TEE
Carolina travels to Hilton Head, S.C. this weekend to participate in the Darius Rucker Invitational. The Tar Heels will be going after their fourth consecutive win after claiming the championship of the first event of the spring, the UCF Challenge. That followed two wins to conclude the fall campaign, the Liz Murphey NCAA Fall Preview and the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational. The Darius Rucker Invitational is a three-day, 54-hole tournament that will feature a 15-team field and will take place at Long Cove Golf Club, a par 71, 6,211-yard layout. The teams will play 18 holes each day and live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com. In Friday's first round, the Tar Heels will begin teeing off the #1 tee at 9:15 a.m.
Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Central Florida, Furman, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest
TAR HEEL LINEUP
Elizabeth Mallett, Freshman, Sutton Coldfield, England
Katherine Perry, Junior, Cary, N.C.
Casey Grice, Junior, College Station, Texas
Maia Schechter, Sophomore, Takoma Park, Md.
Jackie Chang, Junior, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Competing as an individual:
Courtney Gunter, Senior, Matthews, N.C.
Sept. 9-11, Cougar Classic, Yeamans Hall, Par 72, 6,219 yards, Hanahan, S.C.
Tied 9th of 24 teams, 878 (+14)
Low Tar Heel: Casey Grice, Tied 14th, 216 (E)
Jackie Chang, Tied 14th, 216 (E)
Sept. 21-23, Mason Rudolph Championship, Vanderbilt Legends Club, North Course,
Par 72, 6,312 yards, Franklin, Tenn.
10th of 15 teams, 917 (+53)
Low Tar Heel: Casey Grice, Tied 13th, 224 (+8)
Oct. 5-7, Liz Murphey Fall Preview, Univ. of Georgia Golf Course, Par 72, 6,335 yards,
1st of 18 teams, 876 (+12)
Low Tar Heel: Casey Grice, 2nd, 214 (-2)
Oct. 12-14, Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational, UNC Finley Golf Course, Par 72,
6,379 yards, Chapel Hill, N.C.
1st of 18 teams, 872 (+8)
Low Tar Heel: Maia Schechter, 6th, 217 (+1)
Feb. 10-12, UCF Challenge, RedTail Golf Club, Par 72, 6,374 yards, Sorrento, Fla.
1st of 18 teams, 854 (-10)
Low Tar Heel: Elizabeth Mallett, Tied 3rd, 214 (-2)
Katherine Perry, Tied 3rd, 214 (-2)
FROM COACH MANN"The team is looking forward to playing in the Darius Rucker Invitational. The 15-team field is very strong so it should be a great challenge on a demanding golf course. Pete Dye designed the course at Long Cove and it requires smart course management along with precision iron shots and an excellent short game. Needless to say, the team is excited to be competing again and especially excited to take part in the Darius Rucker concert!"