When: Fri.-Sun., Mar. 15-17
Tournament: SunTrust Gator Invitational
Where: Gainesville, Fla.
Course: Mark Bostick Golf Course, Par 70, 6,074 yards
NEXT ON THE TEE
The Tar Heels continue their spring break trip as they travel on to Gainesville, Fla., to participate in the SunTrust Gator Invitational. Carolina tied for fifth place at last weekend's Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C. The Tar Heels were led by junior Casey Grice, who tied for fifth place, and freshman Elizabeth Mallett, who tied for 17th. Prior to the Darius Rucker event, Carolina won its previous 3 tournaments, the UCF Challenge, the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational and the Liz Murphey Fall Preview. The SunTrust Gator will feature a 15-team field and will take place at the Mark Bostick Golf Course, a par 70, 6,074-yard layout. The teams will play 18 holes each day and live scoring will be available on GoHeels.com and Golfstat.com.
Alabama, Baylor, FIU, Florida, Florida State, Kent State, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, USF, UT-Chattanooga and Virginia
TAR HEEL LINEUP
Casey Grice, Junior, College Station, Texas
Elizabeth Mallett, Freshman, Sutton Coldfield, England
Courtney Gunter, Senior, Matthews, N.C.
Katherine Perry, Junior, Cary, N.C.
Jackie Chang, Junior, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Competing as an individual:
Maia Schechter, Sophomore, Takoma Park, Md.
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)
Mar. 8-10, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Long Cove Club, Par 71, 6,211 yards,
Hilton Head, S.C.
Tied 5th of 15 teams, 889 (+37)
Low Tar Heel: Casey Grice, Tied 5th, 216 (+3)
FROM COACH MANN
"The field at the SunTrust Gator is a strong one with several teams participating that we have not played against this year. It should be a very good test with narrow fairways and small greens. We are looking forward to the competition."