Golf Teams Head for Weekend of Competition
Both Princeton golf teams will be in action this weekend, with the men's team heading to Temple and the women to Texas.
Each team will have one more fall tournament after this weekend, with the men hosting the Ivy Match Play event next weekend at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J. and the women going to Lehigh on October's final weekend.
The men's event will put the Tigers against five other Ivy schools including Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and Penn, as well as Binghamton, Cincinnati, Fordham, Hartford, La Salle, Rhode Island, Richmond, Saint Joseph's, Seton Hall, St. John's and host Temple at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. The course will measure 6,670 yards and have a par of 70.
Play in the two-day event will begin Saturday with the first tee times at 8 a.m. Results will be available via Golfstat here. Princeton competed at the course last year in the Big Five Invitational, finishing fifth in a 19-team field for the two-round event.
The women's team will compete in the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational beginning Sunday with one round each day through Tuesday. It'll be the second time that Princeton has competed in the event, with the first visit coming in 2011.
Princeton will join Arizona State (8), UCLA (1), Denver, Furman, Iowa State (15), Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, UTSA, Tulane (18) and Tulsa. The event includes four teams that were in the top 20 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings as of Oct. 6, with their ranks in parentheses. The teams will play on the 6,143-yard University of Texas course with a par of 72.
Results for the women's event will be available via BirdieFire here.