Aug 14, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss women's golf head coach Michele Drinkard released the 2013-14 schedule on Wednesday (Aug. 14). The Rebel's slate features some of the most challenging events, including four fall tournaments along with the sixth annual Rebel Intercollegiate in the spring.
"We've built a very competitive national schedule for our team this year and are excited to get started," said Drinkard. "We have a nice mixture of returning events and have added back to our schedule some tournaments we have played in the past, but are now at different golf courses. The plan is to focus on one tournament at a time, one round at the time and look to do something special this year."
The Rebels will kick off the fall slate Sept. 8-10 at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C., marking the seventh consecutive season Ole Miss has opened the fall slate at the Cougar Classic. The field typically features the top teams in the country and has become one of the premier fall events.
Ole Miss will then travel to the Mercedes Benz Championship (Sept. 20-22) in Knoxville, Tenn., and will close the fall slate with trips to the UNC Tar Heel Invitational (Oct. 11-13) and the Landfall Tradition (Oct .25-27) hosted by UNC-Wilmington.
The Tar Heel Invitational will serve as a homecoming for Taelor Rubin (Raleigh, N.C.) who hails from nearby Raleigh and will give the Rebels a chance to improve on their second-place finish from last season. Ole Miss makes it second straight trip to the Landfall this year and will play on the Pete Dye course that hosted the 2010 NCAA Championship. Last season, the tournament was shortened to just one round due to Hurricane Sandy.
The spring competition schedule begins in New Orleans at the always competitive AllState Sugar Bowl Classic at the English Turn Golf and Country Club (Feb. 23-25).The Rebels will then head West to participate in the Notre Dame Clover Cup (March 14-16) at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., before heading to the Maui for the Anuenue Spring Break Classic (March 24-26).
Ole Miss will be making its third appearance at the AllState Sugar Bowl Classic and makes the trip to Mesa for the Clover Cup for the second consecutive season. The Anuenue Spring Break Classic will be played on the Kapalua Bay course in Maui. Kapalua Bay is consistently recognized as one of the top golf resorts in the world and will give the Rebels the opportunity to test their mettle with several of the top West coast programs.
The sixth annual Rebel Intercollegiate will be held at the Ole Miss Golf Course April 4-6. The Rebels have posted two top-three finishes in the last five years and took runner-up honors in 2009. This season Ole Miss welcomes 14 teams to Oxford. Defending champion, Coastal Carolina will be in the field and past champion, Tennessee will also be returning. In addition, there will be three first-time participants in Colorado State, Notre Dame and Texas State.
Ole Miss will begin postseason action at the SEC Championship, April 18-20 at the Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala.
NCAA Regional action is set for May 8-10, at one of three sites. The East Regional will be hosted by Florida State with Oklahoma State hosting the Central and Washington hosting the West. The 2014 NCAA Championship will be played at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., May 20-23.
The Rebels are coming off a 2012-13 season in which they recorded four top-10 finishes and advanced to the NCAA Regionals for the third consecutive season.
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August 14, 2013
Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations