March 18, 2002
Todd McCorkle hopes his Lady Bulldogs, who have struggled somewhat in their first two tournaments of the spring campaign, will receive a boost by friendly surroundings this weekend.
Georgia hosts the 30th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic this Friday through Sunday at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
The Lady Dogs will host 17 teams, including nine of their Southeastern Conference counterparts, this weekend. Georgia will then host the SEC Championships less than a month later (April 19-31) on the same layout.
"We have struggled this spring so far,"McCorkle said. "Hopefully, playing at home -- the familiar surroundings and layout -- will be good for us."
Top-ranked Auburn headlines the LMCC field. The Tigers are one of eight teams currently ranked among the top 30 in the Golf Week/Sagarin Performance Index that will be on tap. The others are: No. 13 Georgia, No. 14 Florida, No. 16 Wake Forest, No. 21 LSU, No. 25 North Carolina, No. 26 South Carolina and No. 27 Furman. Rounding out the field are: Alabama, Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Kentucky, Memphis, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Nebraska.