SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team will conclude its 2012-13 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, 6,066-yard Reserve Course at St. James Plantation for the second consecutive year, with the nine league schools battling for the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Championship.

Nine teams will compete in the 54-hole event including the Blue Hens, Dayton, Hofstra, James Madison, Richmond, Towson, UNCW, William & Mary, and Xavier. Delaware, which finished in seventh place last year during its inaugural season, enters the tournament as the number six seed. Friday and Saturday rounds begin at 9 a.m., with Sunday’s final round starting at 8 a.m.

Sophomore Amanda Terzian has paced the Blue Hens this spring by posting a 79.50 average round during the five tournaments, including an eighth place finish at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate on Mar. 17-19.

Classmate Baralee Theinthong has ranked second on the team with an 80.00 stroke average this spring, while freshman Vimonthip Benjasupawan is third with an 81.07 average round. Sophomore Annie Bowlsby, who is averaging 82.82 shots per round, and freshman Nathalie Filler, who is posting an 83.00 average round this spring, also will participate for the Blue Hens this weekend.

Delaware has recorded five top-10 finishes during its 2012-13 season, including placing among the top five at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational on Sept. 9-10 and the Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational on Mar. 9-10.