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Tar Heels Return To SC For Briar's Creek Invitational
Release: 03/19/2017

Carolina Women’s Golf

Upcoming Tournament: Briar’s Creek Invitational

When: Monday-Tuesday, March 20-21, 2017

Site: Johns Island, S.C.

Course: The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek (Par 72 – 6,101 Yards)

Tar Heel Rankings: #34 Golfweek, #35 Golfstat

The Tar Heel women’s golf team will return to competition tomorrow in South Carolina for the fifth annual Briar’s Creek Invitational.

The tournament features ten of GolfWeek’s top 50 teams in the country, led by No. 6 Florida. The College of Charleston’s tournament will provide the Carolina women the opportunity to fine tune their golf games, as the ACC Championships are just three weeks away.

This week’s lineup will be filled with familiar faces. Sophomore Kelly Whaley and freshman Brynn Walker have started all seven events this season. Senior Leslie Cloots, junior Lexi Harkins, and junior Bryana Nguyen, have each contributed in various competitions throughout the season.

Play on Tuesday and Wednesday will begin at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The teams will play 36 holes Tuesday in a shotgun format before finishing with another 18 hole shotgun on Wednesday. Carolina will begin play on Monday off of holes 1, 2, and 3.

Florida is the defending two-time champion and Frida Gustafsson Spang (Graduated) of East Carolina is the defending medalist.

A full recap will be available on GoHeels.com following each day. Live scoring will be available on GolfStat during each round.

2017 Briar’s Creek Invitational Field

Auburn, Boston College, Campbell, Charleston Southern, East Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Long Beach State, Louisville, Miami (FL), Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas Tech, Wisconsin

Tar Heel Lineup

1.     Kelly Whaley, sophomore, Farmington, Conn.

2.     Leslie Cloots, senior, Antwerp, Belgium

3.     Brynn Walker, freshman, St. David’s, Pa. 

4.     Bryana Nguyen, junior, Columbia, Md.

5.     Lexi Harkins, junior, Crystal Lake, Ill.

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