Women’s golf unveils 2015-16 slate

Women’s golf unveils 2015-16 slate


SAINT LEO, Fla. – Four fall events and five spring events leading up to post-season play highlight the 2015-16 Saint Leo University women's golf schedule, released Tuesday by head coach Tommy Baker.

"I'm really looking forward to getting the season started with this team," said Baker. "This competitive schedule was put together with a selection of events and courses that will help us prepare to advance this post-season."

The season tees off on September 14 at the Rollins College Ross Resorts Invitational in Southern Pines, N.C., at the Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club and the famed Donald Ross-design Mid Pines course.

An appearance at the Lander University Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C., closes out the month of September, before the Lions return home to host their own Saint Leo Invitational on October 19-20 at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.

This marks the seventh consecutive season that Lake Jovita has been the host of the Saint Leo Invitational, a tournament that routinely hosts one of the toughest fields in the South Region. Eight teams that were among the top 25 in the final 2014-15 GolfStat Division II women's golf rankings are slated to be in the field at the 2015 Saint Leo Invitational, joining a Saint Leo squad that was ranked 10th at season's end.

The spring portion of the slate opens up on February 7-8 with the Flagler World Golf Invitational in St. Augustine, Fla.  The Lions will also play in tournaments at Florida Southern (February 22-23) and Barry (March 14-15) during the spring, with play at the Southern Miss Lady Eagle Invitational on March 7-8 in Hattiesburg, Miss., highlighting the season.

The Sunshine State Conference Women's Golf Championship will be hosted by Barry University on April 17-19 at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne – rated one of the nation's top public golf courses after Bethpage Black and Torrey Pines.

Saint Leo will also play in a regional preview event hosted by the University of West Florida at the Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla., site of the 2016 NCAA Division II Women's Golf South Region Championship which will be held on May 2-4.

The season will hopefully conclude at the 2016 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship, which will be hosted on May 16-20, 2016, in Denver, Colo. The Lions will be seeking their second team NCAA appearance since 2010, or returning individuals to the championship for the first time since the 2014 championship event.

"This year's schedule is phenomenal and gives us the chance to travel all over the southeast," said Baker. "I'm excited for the opportunities we have in store for us this year."

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