Amira Alexander is one of three UGA freshmen who will make their collegiate debuts on Saturday.
Jan. 31, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia women's golf team will open the 2013 calendar portion of its schedule this Saturday when it hosts the one-day, 36-hole Lady Bulldog Invitational at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Thirty-eight golfers from 12 schools are slated to compete in the tournament.
Each of Georgia's four entrants – senior Abby Johnson and freshmen Amira Alexander, Sylvie Brick and Alex Celli – will be making their season debuts on Saturday.
"We saw only five of our golfers in action in the fall," head coach Josh Brewer said. "This gives us a chance to see our so-call six, seven, eight and nine players compete and hopefully gives them a chance to show us what they can do and knock some rust off at the same time."
Brewer is eager to see how those Bulldogs perform playing tournament golf.
"It shouldn't be any different (than practice) but unfortunately it is and that's what we need to see," he said. "These individuals have shown they can play in qualifying and post good rounds at times but can they do it when the world is watching. These scores are going to be published and they'll be competing against golfers from some of the best teams in the country."
In addition to Georgia, golfers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Augusta State, Chattanooga, Florida, Furman, Ole Miss, North Georgia, Southern Cal, Southern Miss and Tennessee are in the field. The competitors will tee off in threesomes from both No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 8 a.m. The same pairings will play the second round immediately following the completion of their initial 18 holes.