Seahawks Announce 2012-13 Schedule
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Two home tournaments, visits to several familiar stops and a trio of new events make up the 2012-13 schedule for the UNCW women's golf program, Head Coach Cindy Ho announced Tuesday.
The two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champions will take part in nine tournaments during the 2012-13 campaign, including return visits to four events. UNCW will also make their inaugural appearance in events hosted by James Madison, Louisville and Wofford this season and will host its annual home tournaments, the Landfall Tradition and the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic.
I'm really excited about our schedule this year," said Ho, the 2011-12 CAA Coach-of-the-Year. "My philosophy is to provide the best schedule possible for our players to challenge themselves and to prepare us for our CAA Conference Championship and NCAA Postseason competition. It is my belief that our schedule this season will do just that."
The Seahawks begin their 11th season under the guidance of Ho at the Wofford Terrier Intercollegiate (Sept. 10-11) and continue their fall schedule with trips to the Louisville Cardinal Cup (Sept. 17-18), the Windy City Classic (Oct. 1-2) and the ECU Lady Pirate Intercollegiate (Oct. 8-9).
The Landfall Tradition will once again serve as the final tournament of the fall and the first of two home events for the Seahawks in 2012-13. The 11th edition of the Landfall Tradition, scheduled for Oct. 26-28, will feature many of the nation's top collegiate women's programs competing on the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus layout.
After taking its traditional winter break, UNCW returns to action at the James Madison Eagle Landing Invitational (March 8-10). The Seahawks continue their spring schedule with return trips to the LSU Tiger Classic (March 22-24) and the Bryan National Collegiate (March 29-31) before closing out the regular season with the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic (April 6-7) at the River Landing Golf Club in Wallace.
"I've added a number of different tournaments to challenge us and compete against some teams we have not traditionally seen," said Ho. "We are headed back to the University of Louisville for the first time since 2006 to play in the Cardinal Cup and we'll start our spring season for the first time at James Madison's Eagles Landing Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. in March. Our traditional away events at Northwestern, East Carolina, Louisiana State and The Bryan National, as well as our Landfall Tradition and Lady Seahawk Classic tournaments, will provide us outstanding national competition against the best programs in the country."
The Seahawks will have the opportunity to earn their third straight CAA crown when the 2013 CAA Women's Golf Championships return to the St. James Plantation in nearby Southport April 19-21.
The 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Regionals will take place May 9-11 at three locations. The top eight teams and two individuals that are not part of an advancing team from each of the three regional sites will qualify for the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Championships, scheduled for May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.