UTSA to compete at this weekend's SunTrust Gator Invitational
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will return to the course this weekend when it travels to Gainesville, Fla., to compete in the 42nd annual SunTrust Gator Invitational. The three-day tournament is slated to tee off on Friday at Mark Bostick Golf Course (par 70/6,002 yards).
The Roadrunners will compete against 13 teams, including nine top-50 squads, in a field that includes No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 12 Arizona, No. 16 Florida, No. 42 Florida State, No. 37 Kent State, No. 31 Miami, No. 30 Ohio State, Old Dominion, Penn State, No. 32 Texas A&M, USF and No. 29 Virginia.
The 54-hole event gets underway with tee times at 8 a.m. (CT) on Friday and Saturday, followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.
The Roadrunner finished 17th (898) in their last outing at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational. Brogan Townend paced the team with a 219 (75-70-74) to tie for 32nd.
What: 2014 SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational
When: Friday, March 14 — Sunday, March 16
Where: Mark Bostick Golf Course (par 70/6,002 yards) · Gainesville, Fla.
Tournament Field: #4 Oklahoma, #12 Arizona, #16 Florida, #42 Florida State, #37 Kent State, #31 Miami, #30 Ohio State, Old Dominion, Penn State, #32 Texas A&M, USF, UTSA, #29 Virginia
Format: 54 holes, 18 each day (Tee times at 8 a.m. CT on Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday)
Live Scoring: golfstat.com
2013 Team Champion: Alabama (865)
2013 Individual Champion: Chriapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma (206)
Fabiola Arriaga, Sr. (Torreon, Mexico)
· Ranks second on the squad with a 73.71 stroke average
· Tied for 13th at The Alamo Invitational after carding a 214 (68-74-72)
· Stands 39th in the NCAA in pars per round (12.21)
Chelsea Bretcher, Sr. (Austin, Texas)
· Registered a final-round 70 to tie for 48th (224) at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
· Tied for 27th with a 73-78-73—224 at the 2011 The Alamo Invitational
· Owns a 78.50 stroke average
Taylor Newlin, Sr. (Frisco, Texas)
· Tied for seventh at The Alamo Invitational with a 69-70-74—213
· Ranks third on the team with a 75.14 stroke average
· Carded a 74-75—149 to tie for 39th at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
Aimee Ponte, Fr. (St. Sampson's, U.K.)
· Ranks fourth in the NCAA in fairways hit (.927)
· Tied for 32nd at The Alamo Invitational with a 74-75-70—219
· Totes a 77.27 stroke average to rank fourth on the squad
Brogan Townend, So. (Blackburn, England)
· Leads the squad with a 73.64 stroke average
· Registered a second-round 67 en route to tying for 13th at The Alamo Invitational
· Ranks 43rd in the NCAA in par-five scoring (4.81)