Feb. 7, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss women’s golfers, Kaitlin Voll and Kathryn Fowler will travel to Georgia to play in the Lady Bulldogs Individual Championship on Saturday (Feb. 8).
The one-day tournament features 36 holes of stroke play and will be a shotgun start at 8:45 on the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga. Players will play in threesomes with second round play commencing at the conclusion of the first round. The course, which hosted the 2013 NCAA Championship, is Par 72 – 6335 yards.
“This is an opportunity for Kaitlin and Kathryn to get some playing experience on a course that they are both very familiar with through their junior golf days in Georgia,” said head coach Michele Drinkard. “In my opinion you need to be playing in good competitive tournaments to improve and this will give both that opportunity.”
Low temperatures are expected in the Athens area on Saturday morning so the shotgun start time was pushed back. In order to expedite play the groups will use carts in the hopes of completing the full 36 holes.
Voll and Fowler, both Georgia natives, will be joined by fellow SEC golfers from Alabama, Auburn Georgia, Mississippi State and Tennessee. Also in the field are players from Chattanooga, Georgia Regents, Kennesaw State, Louisville, Mercer and Samford.
Ole Miss associate head coach Janell Howland will handle the coaching duties throughout the one-day tournament.
“My focus with them is to relax, embrace the environment and play,” said Drinkard. I look forward to hearing from Coach Howland and about their experience after the 36-hole event.”
Redshirt sophomore Voll, will play with Harang Lee from Georgia and Clara Baena from Auburn, and will tee off from hole No. 1, while Fowler will start on hole No. 2 and will play with Rocio Sanchez Lobato from Georgia and Jamie Yun from Auburn.
This is the second year of the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship. Last season, sophomore Abby Newton and former Rebel Ericka Schneider represented Ole Miss.
Mia Piccio from Florida won the inaugural event last season, firing a two-round 69.
There will be no live scoring for this event, but final results and an event recap will be available on OleMissSports.com at the conclusion of the event.
The Ole Miss women’s golf team opens the spring season Feb. 23 when they head to New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. The tournament will be held at the English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans, La.
For all Ole Miss women’s golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Ole Miss Women’s Golf.
No. 1 Harang Lee (Georgia) Clara Baena (Auburn) Kaitlin Voll (Ole Miss)
No. 2 Rocio Sanchez Lobato (Georgia) Jamie Yun (Auburn) Kathryn Fowler (Ole Miss)
No. 3 Manuela Carbajo Re (Georgia) Alex Harrell (Auburn) Hanna Collier (Alabama)
No. 4 Amira Alexander (Georgia) Megan Wilshire (Auburn) Daniela Lendl (Alabama)
No. 5 Sammi Lee (Georgia) Shannon Gramley (Louisville) Mia Landegren (Alabama)
No. 6 Amelia Hill (Georgia) Haley Andreas (Louisville) Teresa Hernani (GRU Augusta)
No. 7 Emily Kurey (Louisville) Blaise Carabello (Miss. State) Lacey Fears (Mercer)
No. 8 Louise Oxner (Louisville) Rica Tse (Miss. State) Mary Alice Murphy (Mercer)
No. 9 Isa Silva (Georgia) Izel Pieters (Miss. State) Haley Austin (Mercer)
No. 10 Sylvie Brick (Georgia) Logan Chaney (Miss. State) Katy Harris (Mercer)
No. 11 Natalie Mitchell (Samford) Jordan Britt (Chattanooga) Daeun Song (Tennessee)
No. 12 Alex Jasper (Samford) Emily McLennan (Chattanooga) Mason Chen (Tennessee)
No. 13 Bailey Gray (Samford) Agathe Sauzon (Chattanooga) Teleri Hughes (Tennessee)
No. 14 Emily Stallings (Samford) Isabella Loza (Chattanooga) Emmie Pietila (Tennessee)
No. 15 Sydney Needham (Samford) DeeDee Russell (Chattanooga) Chessey Thomas (Tennessee)
No. 17 Haley Harrington (Samford) Porsche Campbell (Chattanooga) Hannah Pietila (Tennessee)
No. 18 Arin Eddy (Samford) Sarah Dolmovic (Chattanooga) Mary Ellen Shuman (Georgia)