Georgia Golfers Host Fall Preview
Emilie Burger notched her second career win two weeks ago.

Emilie Burger notched her second career win two weeks ago.
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ATHENS, Ga. ---
The vast majority of the premier women's golf teams in the nation will compete in the 41st Annual Liz Murphey Fall Preview at the University of Georgia Golf Course this Friday-Sunday.

Traditionally a spring event, the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic was moved to the fall to provide the best teams in the nation a chance to compete on the same layout that will host the 2013 NCAA Championships next May 21-24.

"The eyes of the college golf world will be on Athens this weekend," said first-year Georgia head coach Josh Brewer. "A lot of coaches use the fall to get ready for the spring. This weekend, all the best teams will want to be here and bring all of their best players to take advantage of the opportunity to play our golf course. The staff has done an excellent job preparing the course for what I'm sure will be a championship-quality test."

Alabama and Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil, the defending NCAA team and individual champions, respectively, headline the field.

Nine top-10 and four additional top-20 teams from last year's NCAA Championships are included in the Preview Field. Following Alabama were Southern Cal (2nd), LSU (3rd), Virginia (4th), South Carolina (5th), Oklahoma (6th), UCLA (8th), Purdue (9th), North Carolina (10th), Vanderbilt (11th), Duke (15th), Texas A&M (16th) and Tennessee (19th). Rounding out the participating schools are Auburn, Cal, Denver, Georgia and Tulane.

Five top-10 and 20 top-50 individual finishers from the 2012 NCAAs will be competing in Athens.

Georgia's lineup will consist of senior Emilie Burger, Golfweek's National Player of the Week two weeks ago after she won medalist honors at the Mason Rudolph Championship, sophomores Collins Bradshaw and Rocio Sanchez Lobato and freshmen Manuela Carbajo Re and Kailey Walsh.

The Bulldogs finished fifth in a strong field at the season-opening Cougar Classic and placed ninth at the Mason Rudolph, where Georgia competed with only four golfers in its lineup. Freshman Sylvie Brick was a late scratch from the lineup due to an injury. Carbajo Re, the Bulldogs' top individual at the Cougar Classic, also missed the Mason Rudolph while competing in the World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey.

"We're excited about this weekend," Brewer said. "The goal going into every tournament is to win. This weekend will be a great challenge. We've worked hard throughout the fall and improved in many areas. Playing on our home course will hopefully give us a little bit of an advantage. I'm eager to see how we perform and how we match up with the best teams in the country."

Tee times begin at 8 a.m. each morning, with three schools paired together in waves. Georgia will play with Alabama and Southern Cal on Friday, teeing off between 8-8:40 from No. 1. Tee times for Saturday and Sunday will be determined by the team standings entering those rounds.

Live scoring will be updated every three holes throughout the tournament here.

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