WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women’s golf team travels to the West Coast this week as it opens the spring portion of its schedule in the Bruin Wave Invitational at the El Caballero Country Club.

The 54-hole, five-count-four event begins Monday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. PST on the par-72, 6,173-yard layout. The teams are scheduled to play 36 holes on Monday before completing tournament play Tuesday with the final 18 holes in an 8 a.m. PST shotgun start.

Live stats are available for all three rounds and can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link at the top of the page.

“I am very excited to bring our program out to the West Coast for the first time to compete in a fantastic event co-hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “El Cababello Country Club is a great venue that has hosted an LPGA event in the past and will provide an excellent test for our team. The field is strong with a lot of the top teams from the Pac 12 competing in the same event. Competing with all these top teams this week will no doubt help our players.”

UNCW is part of a deep field that features six top-15 teams, including top-ranked Southern California, No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 Washington, No. 8 Arizona, No. 11 Pepperdine and No. 12 Oklahoma State. BYU, California, Cal State Northridge, Colorado, Long Beach State, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV and Washington State round out the 17-team tournament field.

“To compete alongside with UCLA and Arizona on the first day for 36 holes will be an incredible opportunity for our players,” said Ho. “It's always an honor to play with the host and I want us to embrace this experience, trust our preparation, have fun and compete to the best of our ability.”

Seniors Lori Beth Adams and Megan Burnham and junior Mallory Warrick all return to the lineup for the Bruin Wave Invitational while sophomores Annette Lyche and Meghan Theiss both will make their UNCW debuts after transferring from Baylor and Louisville, respectively, for the spring semester. Adams led the team with a 74.33 stroke average during fall play while Warrick (79.91) and Burnham (81.03) ranked third and fourth, respectively in 12 rounds played.

“We have a different look to our lineup to start the spring season with our two new transfers qualifying onto the travel team,” said Ho. “The team has worked hard through the tough weather in trying to get as prepared as possibly to kick off the spring.”

UNCW returns to action March 21-23 as it takes part in the LSU Tiger Classic at The University Club in Baton Rouge, La.