Josh Brewer led UGA to a runner-up finish at the SEC Championships in his first season in Athens.
Aug. 6, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- The 2013-14 Georgia women's golf schedule, announced by head coach Josh Brewer on Tuesday, includes a mix of traditional stops and a pair of first-time events for the Bulldogs.
"We build our schedule to try to be the toughest in the country and also prepare us for the postseason," Brewer said.
Georgia will begin the season in the same location the Bulldogs aspire to end the campaign – Tulsa, Okla. Georgia will be among an elite group of teams competing in the Dale McNamara Fall Preview on Sept. 9-11 at the Tulsa Country Club, the same layout that will host the 2014 NCAA Championships.
The Bulldogs will then compete in two tournaments for the first time ever – Northwestern's Windy City Collegiate Classic from Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oklahoma's Schooner Fall Classic from Oct. 5-7 – before completing the fall at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 18-20.
"We're excited to open the season at the Preview where we'll compete against most of the top teams in the nation," Brewer said. "That should give us an immediate read as to where we are – do we have work to do or are we on the right track. During the rest of the fall, we'll make trips to the Midwest and West to try to make sure that we've seen those conditions and are prepared in case we get shipped out of the East for (NCAA) Regionals."
The 2014 calendar opens with one of two non-team, individual events. Georgia will host the second annual Lady Bulldog Invitational on Feb. 2, a one-day, 36-hole competition. Selected Bulldogs also will compete in the 54-hole John Kirk Panther Invitational in Stockbridge, Ga., on March 30-April 1.
The team portion of Georgia's spring campaign begins with a trip to the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, P.R., on Feb. 15-17. Georgia also will travel to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans from Feb. 23-25 and the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., from March 7-9.
The 42nd edition of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic will be staged at the University of Georgia Golf Course on April 4-6. The LMCC will return to the spring after being contested in October 2012 as the Fall Preview for the 2013 NCAA Championships in Athens.
"Last year's Liz Murphey was a great event, serving as a Preview for the 2013 NCAAs, but I'm excited that we'll get back to the traditional springtime schedule that the event traditionally is known as," Brewer said.
The Bulldogs will open postseason play at the SEC Championships at Greystone Golf & Country Club on April 18-20. Georgia finished as runner-up at the 2013 SECs on the same course.
NCAA Regionals will be contested on May 8-10 in Tallahassee, Fla.; Stillwater, Okla.; and Cle Elum, Wash., with the top eight teams from each site advancing to the NCAA Championships in Tulsa on May 20-23.