Knights Head to Charleston For Cougar Classic

Sept. 12, 2010

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By Josh Molino

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's golf team heads to Hanahan, S.C., this weekend to compete against elite teams from across the country at the Cougar Classic hosted by the College of Charleston. In the field of 21 this weekend, five teams are ranked by Golfstat in the Top 50 nationally. Florida State leads the way at number 14, followed by Florida at 25 and South Carolina at 26. Other top-flight teams competing this weekend will be North Carolina, Mississippi, North Carolina State and Furman.

The tournament will be held at the Yeamans Hall Golf Club, a par-72 course totaling 6,210 yards. Three 18-hole rounds will begin Sunday and continue through Tuesday. UCF comes into the tournament off a fourth place finish last weekend at the Labor Day Shootout at TPC Sawgrass.

Led by sophomore Carolin Pinegger, who shot an eight-over 116 at the home to The PLAYERS Championship, the Knights had six Top 20 finishers in a competitive field shortened due to darkness. Senior Katie Detlefsen played very well on monday, placing 11th with a total of 119 (+11) including a birdie on the famous 17th hole. Sophomore Sunny Harris also birded 17 and placed 18th individually at 123 (+15).

Freshman Kaitlyn Price and sophomore Valentina Fontaine will also be participating in this weekend's tournament. Price tied for 15th and Fonatine placed 19th for the Knights at the Labor Day Shootout, both with hopes of playing even better in South Carolina.