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Women's Golf to Open Spring Campaign in South Carolina
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Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 03/23/2014

As it opens the spring season, the Princeton women's golf team will face a challenging field when it heads to the Briar's Creek Invitational in Johns Island, S.C.

Monday will see two rounds beginning at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesday will have one round beginning at 9 a.m.

The tournament, just outside of Charleston, will be hosted by the College of Charleston and will put Princeton against 16 other programs from across the South, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest.

Among Princeton's opponents for the two-day event are the host College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Georgia Regents-Augusta, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Penn State, South Florida, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.

As of the March 17 and March 19 rankings from Golf World, Golfweek and Golfstat.com, Clemson was the top team in the field, ranked as highly as No. 10 in the nation by Golf World. Seven programs from the field were included in the top 50 of at least one of the three rankings.

Live scoring for the event, which will be played on a par-72 course that measures 6,120 yards, will be available here via Golfstat.

The Tigers have been to South Carolina to start each of the last two spring seasons, but this will be the team's first visit to the Briar's Creek tournament.

Princeton's most common scoring five from the fall campaign of Kelly Shon, Alexandra Wong, Jordan Lippetz, Hana Ku and Sydney Kersten has just one player who is past the halfway mark of her college career. Shon, a senior, is the defending Ivy League champion and has been to three NCAA Regionals and the 2013 NCAA Championship. Ku and Lippetz are rookies and Kersten and Wong are sophomores, giving Princeton's 2014 Ivy League tournament lineup at least two new players from the 2013 team that finished one shot short of a league championship.

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