University of Delaware Women’s Golfers To Compete in CAA Championships This Weekend
SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team will wrap up its 2013-14 regular season this weekend when the Blue Hens compete in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships at St. James Plantation.
The conference tournament returns to the par 72, 6,006-yard Reserve Club at St. James Plantation for the third consecutive year, with the nine league schools competing for the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Championship.
Nine teams will compete in the three-day, 54-hole event including the Blue Hens, College of Charleston, Dayton, Hofstra, James Madison, Richmond, Towson, UNCW and William & Mary. Delaware, which finished in fifth place during last year’s championship, is the second seed in this year’s tournament behind only top-seeded Charleston.
Action on Friday and Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. with split-tee times, with play on Sunday starting at 8 a.m.
UD sophomore Andi Slane will pace the Blue Hens, as she leads the squad with a 76.26 average round this season, including a team-best 76.09 average during the four spring events. Junior Amanda Terzian ranks second on the team with a 76.38 stroke average, including a team-best five top 20 finishes during the year.
Freshman Vitoria Teixeira is third on the Blue Hens with a 76.91 average during the spring season, and led Delaware with a fifth place finish at the UNCW Seahawk Classic two weeks ago. Sophomore Vimonthip Benjasupawan, who has averaged 77.50 shots per round this spring, and freshman Grace Chua, who leads the team with four top 10 finishes on the year, will also participate in the conference championship.
The Blue Hens, led by third-year head coach Patty Post, have won three tournaments this year, and have finished among the top five in six of their eight tournaments on the campaign.