Emilie Burger has notched first-, 10th- and 15th-place finishes in three fall events.
Oct. 18, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 11-ranked Georgia women's golf team will compete in its fourth and final tournament of the fall campaign this weekend when the Bulldogs take part in the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleeza Rice.
The 54-hole tournament will be held from Friday-Sunday at the Stanford Golf Course.
Georgia is one of 10 top-15 teams in the loaded field, which also includes No. 1 Arizona, No. 2 Washington, No. 3 Southern Cal, No. 4 UC Davis, No. 7 Arizona State, No. 8 Texas, No. 10 Pepperdine, No. 13 Vanderbilt, No. 15 Oklahoma State, Cal, Harvard, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Stanford and UCLA.
"We look to continue to play great golf and further the momentum we've built all fall," head coach Josh Brewer said. "In my mind, we're gotten better from week to week, from Charleston to Nashville to the Liz Murphey. It would be a great way to end the fall if we played well and got a few wins against some of the best teams in the country that we don't see very often."
The Bulldogs will utilize the same lineup that placed fifth at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview two weeks ago. That tournament featured most of the nation's premier teams competing on the same UGA Golf Course that will host the 2013 NCAA Championships next May 21-24.
Senior Emilie Burger, sophomores Collins Bradshaw and Rocio Sanchez Lobato and freshmen Manuela Carbajo Re and Kailey Walsh will comprise the Bulldogs' playing five at Stanford. Those golfers have combined to produce 14 par-or-better individual rounds this fall and also teamed to place fifth in the season-opening Cougar Classic.
"If would be nice if all five played well together," Brewer said. "We were close on the last day of the Liz Murphey. Everyone played well, but we just didn't have some put up that really low number. If we have a 75 or a 76 as our bad round, that's OK. We have the firepower for everyone to shoot 3- or 4-under on any given day. If we could put that together, it would be a special day and likely a very special week."
The Bulldogs will be paired with UC Davis and Southern Cal for Friday's first round, teeing off in waves beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET. Live scoring can be followed throughout the tournament at www.golfstat.com.