UCF Women's Golf Teams Travels To Kentucky For Wildcat Invitational

Sept. 28, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF women's golf team embarks on its second tournament of the fall season this weekend as the Knights will be competing in the Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of Kentucky, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. UCF will open the three-day tournament at the University Club - Big Blue Course (6,157-yards, Par 72) on Saturday.

The Knights will be joined in the 14-team field by a pair of Conference USA schools as Marshall and Memphis, the reigning Wildcat Invitational team champions, will be competing in Lexington as well. Also scheduled to compete in the invitational are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana Sate, Illinois, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Richmond and USF.

"We are playing really solid right now and have been practicing hard for this event," UCF head coach Emilee Klein said. "Obviously, we want to perform well this weekend against a strong field. The course sets up really well for our team, so hopefully we can post some low numbers."

UCF opened its fall schedule with a third-place showing at the Bader Invitational, Sept. 9-10, and sophomore Sara Hurwitch (Potomac Falls, Va./Dominion) tied for second individually to claim her top finish as a collegian. Klein will utilize the same five players for this event that she used in the season-opener in Wisconsin.

Junior Stephanie Connelly (Pasadena, Md./The Pendleton School) will be one of the first players on the course as she is in group one set to tee at 10 a.m. ET. Liz Alger (Tequesta Fla./Batt Private School) will play from the No. 4 spot for the Knights at 10:09 a.m. Fellow freshman Katie Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnehaha) is UCF's No. 3 player and she will tee off at 10:18 a.m.

The third freshman in the line-up for Coach Klein, Jessy Tang, will tee-off at 10:27 a.m. Tang tied for 13th in her collegiate debut at the Badger Invitational.

Playing in the No. 1 spot for UCF will be Hurwitch. She will be paired with Arkansas' Stacy Tate, the reigning NCAA individual champion as that group is set to tee off at 10:36 a.m.. The Knights will play the first two rounds with the Razorbacks and the host Wildcats.

Live scoring for the Wildcat Invitational will be available at www.golfstat.com.

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