Oct. 24, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – Coming off a second-place finish in its most recent outing, the Ole Miss women’s golf team will look to carry its momentum to this week’s tournament, the Landfall Tradition hosted by UNC Wilmington Oct. 26-28 at the Country Club of Landfall Jack Nicklaus Course.
The Landfall Tradition field is made up of 17 teams, including nine teams ranked in Golfweek’s top-25: No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 Duke, Florida State, Iowa State, No. 12 Michigan State, Ole Miss, No. 11 NC State, No. 20 Northwestern, No. 19 Notre Dame, Ohio State, No. 17 Oklahoma State, No. 14 Purdue, South Carolina, No. 24 Texas Tech, UNC Wilmington, UNCG and Wake Forest.
Ole Miss cracked the top-30 in the Golfweek rankings for the first time this fall season, coming in at No. 30 in the latest rankings released on Oct. 21.
The Ole Miss five-some to represent the Rebels in this tournament are Haley Sanders, Taelor Rubin, Ericka Schneider, Abby Newton and Alison Hovatter. Kathryn Fowler will be competing as an individual.
“Attitude and success are addictive and the team had some of the most productive practices that we have had all year over the last week,” head coach Michele Drinkard said. “Every player understands it is about the process, the basics that make us better. We spend a great deal of time on scoring shots such as putting inside 10 feet, chipping and soft pitches. Now, it’s time to flip the switch and compete.”
This will be Ole Miss’ fourth and final tournament of the fall season. The Rebels have posted two top-10 finishes this fall and have finished in the top-15 in each tournament.
Follow golfstat.com for live scoring of the Landfall Tradition. Fans can also follow the Ole Miss women’s golf team on Twitter @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissWGolf.