#ASunWGolf Fall 2013 Season Now Underway

Thursday, September 05, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Six Atlantic Sun Conference women's golf teams have their 2013-14 seasons teed up and ready to begin this weekend.

Three teams finished the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 100 by Golfweek and Golfstat: Defending A-Sun Champion ETSU (59/59), Kennesaw State (82/81) and Mercer (85/75). Mercer hosts the Eat A Peach Collegiate once again at Pine Lakes Golf Course at Jekyll Island, the same course that will host the 2014 A-Sun Championship.

Eight of the top 10 golfers in stroke average from a year ago also return in 2013. The 2013 A-Sun Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Ines Lescudier, led all golfers in 2013 with a 74.23 stroke average and set five A-Sun Championship records. At the championship she played her final 11 holes at eight-under-par and recorded the lowest score in relation to par in championship history (-6).

Lipscomb, Jacksonville and North Florida began their competition last weekend, as the Bisons finished fifth in the six-team field of Jacksonville State's Chris Banister Golf Classic and Jacksonville edged North Florida 6.5 - 5.5 in the second annual Hughes Cup at TPC Sawgrass.

Atlantic Sun Women's Golf Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunWGolf Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUAthletics
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (59; 59)
Last Event: NCAA East Regional (17th of 24, 909)

Coach: Stefanie Shelton
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (1st of 10, 880)
  • Next Event: Mary Fossum Invitational, East Lansing, Mich. (Sept. 14-15)
  • Defending A-Sun Champ ETSU has finished no worse than third in the championship since joining the A-Sun (2006)
  • Junior and 2011 A-Sun individual champ Gabriella Wahl returns with the third best stroke average from 2013 (75.03)

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Gabriella Wahl, Junior (75.03)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament (1st of 16, 852)
Twitter: @FGCUWomensGolf
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (131; 137)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (3rd of 10, 887)

Coach: Sarah Trew
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: 3rd of 10, 887)
  • Next Event: Eat A Peach Collegiate, Jekyll Island, Ga. (Sept. 6-8)
  • FGCU posted its best total (887) and tied its best finish (3rd) of its five A-Sun Championship appearances
  • Freshman Kristin Swindell posted the best total (216) by an Eagle in its five-year A-Sun Championship history in 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Georgia Price, Junior (76.76
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: LPGA Xavier Invitational (2nd of 14, 930)
Twitter: @JUWomensGolf
2012-13 Final Ranking (GolfWeek; Golfstat): (139; 138)
Last Event: Hughes Cup vs. UNF (W, 6.5 - 5.5)

Coach: Jennifer Borocz
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (6th of 10, 907)
  • Next Event: Minnesota Invitational, Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 16-17)
  • Jessica Welch tied the A-Sun Championship first rd low score (67) and recorded the best finish ever by a Dolphin (T4th, 216)
  • Welch (76.06) and Natalie Schmett (77.28) were among the A-Sun's top 20 in stroke average in 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Jessica Welch, Junior (76.06)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: JU Courtyard Classic (5th of 10, 919)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsWmnsGolf
2012-13 Final Rankings (GolfWeek; Golfstat): (82; 81)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (2nd of 10, 886)

Coach: Rhyll Brinsmead
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (2nd of 10, 886)
  • Next Event: Ptarmigan Ram Classic, Ft. Collins, Colo. (Sept. 9-10)
  • Ines Lescudier broke five A-Sun Championship records and gave KSU its first individual championship in 2013
  • Returning Owls Lescudier and Kaew Preamchuen (75.43) were in the top six in the conference in stroke average

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Ines Lescudier, Junior (74.23)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: 2013 A-Sun Championship (2nd of 10, 886)
Twitter: @LipscombBisons
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (203; 204)
Last Event: Chris Banister Classic (5th of 6, 960)

Coach: Buddy Harston
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (9th of 10, 937)
  • Next Event: SIUE Doubletree Invitational, Edwardsville, Ill. (Sept. 23-24)
  • Lipscomb returns a small but experienced group from last season, as six of its seven players are juniors or seniors
  • The Bisons recorded a win in Tennessee State's Big Blue Intercollegiate in 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Savannah Schubert, Senior (80.80)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Big Blue Intercollegiate (1st, 637)
Twitter: @MercerBears
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (85; 75)
Last Event: A-Sun Championship (4th of 10, 893)

Coach: Gary Guyer
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (4th of 10, 893)
  • Next Event: Eat A Peach Collegiate, Jekyll Island, Ga. (Sept. 6-8)
  • The Bears ranked second in average team score (302.78) and return two of the top five returners in stroke average in Lacey Fears (74.65) and Mary Alice Murphy (75.13)

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Lacey Fears, Senior (74.65)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: MSU Ocala Spring Invitational (1st of 14, 883)
Twitter: @OspreyWGolf
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (146; 141)
Last Event: Hughes Cup vs. JU (L, 5.5 - 6.5)

Coach: Joanne Steele
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (7th of 10, 920)
  • Next Event: FedEx Memphis Intercollegiate, Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 9-10)
  • The Ospreys ranked fifth in average team score (311.13) in their first collegiate season
  • Four players (Alpe, Huber, Rodgers and Aylwin) finished the season ranked in the A-Sun's top 20 in stroke average

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Emelie Alpe, Sophomore (76.73)
  • 2012-13 Top Team Finish: Eat A Peach (3rd of 5, 904)
Twitter: @NKUNorse
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek;Golfstat): (242; 240)
Last Event: Kentucky Regional Rivalry (4th of 4, 615)

Coach: Daryl Landrum
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (10th of 10, 990)
  • Next Event: MSU Drake Creek Invitational, Ledbetter, Ky. (Sept. 9-10)
  • The Norse will field a young squad in 2013, as seven of its 11 roster members are freshmen
  • Freshman Sara Kellum finished fifth (147) to lead the Norse in the Kentucky Regional Rivalry

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Taylor Wogenstahl, Junior (83.48)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: University of Dayton Invitational (16thof 17, 654)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (209; 211)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (8th of 10, 934)

Coach: Todd Lawton
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (8th of 10, 934)
  • Next Event: Eat A Peach Collegiate, Jekyll Island, Ga. (Sept. 6-8)
  • The Spartans play back-to-back tournaments over the next five days (Eat-A-Peach Classic, Terrier Intercollegiate)
  • The foursome of Reiling, Allie, Hall and Lowe that helped establish the program's lowest season stroke avg. returns in 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Amanda Hall, Senior (79.87)
  • 2012-13 Top Team Finish: Bradley Invitational (3rd of 8, 960)
Twitter: @StetsonGolf
2012-13 Final Rankings (Golfweek; Golfstat): (133; 119)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (5th of 10, 905)

Coach: Floyd Kerr
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (5th of 10, 905)
  • Next Event: Golfweek Program Challenge, Pawley's Island, SC (Sept. 7)
  • Returners Sammi Smith and Mallory Viera accounted for a win, two top 5s and four top 10s in 2013
  • The Hatters were fourth in team average score (307.96) in 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Sammi Smith, Senior (77.07)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Holiday Inn Express/Hatter Classic (1st of 9, 931)

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