Manuela Carbajo Ré was Georgia's top finisher in qualifying.
Feb. 15, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia women's golf team will return to action on Sunday when the Bulldogs begin competition in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, P.R. The 54-hole event will include play through Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs' playing five will consist of Manuela Carbajo Ré, Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Harang Lee, Amira Alexander and Sammi Lee.
Last weekend, Georgia finished third in a "mini-team" tournament contested in association with the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship at the UGA Golf Course. Carbajo Ré and Sanchez Lobato finished eighth and 10th, respectively, in the individual event.
"We're excited to play," head coach Josh Brewer said. "I was disappointed with the weather this week because I thought we were building momentum. We had our best round of qualifying this spring last Sunday, the day after the Lady Bulldog. It was our low round of the spring. We had another pretty good day of practice on Monday before the weather hit and we had to put our clubs away for three days. We did hit some out the bays on Thursday before traveling all day Friday."
No. 7 Alabama is the top-ranked team and one of six top-25 schools in the field. No. 8 Arkansas, No. 15 N.C. State, No. 19 Northwestern, No. 22 Iowa State and No. 25 Kent State are also included, as well as Auburn, the Bulldogs, Georgia Regents University Augusta, Michigan, Missouri, Purdue, TCU, Tennessee and Texas Tech.
"I'm sure there will be some rust, but that's the case with college golf this time of year for everyone," Brewer said. "Every team is pretty much in the same situation. We're excited about getting out there and getting our spring off of a great start in Puerto Rico."
Georgia will be paired with TCU, Texas Tech and Tennessee for Sunday's opening round. Play will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. local time, which is 7:00 a.m. Eastern. Live scoring for the tournament will be available at www.golfstat.com.