UCF Women's Golf Travels to Alabama for C-USA Championship

April 15, 2011

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By Josh Molino
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's golf team heads to Gulf Shores, Ala. this weekend to compete in the 2011 Conference USA Championship hosted by UAB. The Knights hope to secure a berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 with a victory.

The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club will host the action on two courses, Cypress and Marsh, both par-72 6,246 yard courses. The teams will play a total of three rounds beginning Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET. and will run through Tuesday afternoon. The Black and Gold open the 2011 C-USA Championship paired with Memphis and are the first two teams to tee off.

This year's tournament field is led by No. 13 Tulane, followed by No. 42 Tulsa and No. 54 East Carolina according to GolfStat rankings.

"We are excited to represent UCF and finish our season on a positive note. The ladies have worked hard all year long to play the best golf possible. If we perform at our highest level, we can compete with the best in the nation," UCF head coach Courtney Trimble said.

Sophomore Carolin Pinegger (Marquartstein, Germany) will represent UCF at the No. 1 position. Pinegger has competed in all 10 events for the Black and Gold this year finishing once in the top-10 and twice in the top-20. Fellow sophomore Jordyn Hage (Winter Park, Fla.) will start in the No. 2 position followed by sophomore Valentina Fontaine (Santiago, Chile) at No. 3.

Freshman Kaitlyn Price (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.) leads the Knights in stroke average and recorded the lowest round all season with a 67, and will compete for UCF at No. 4. Senior Katie Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn.) rounds out the team's roster. Earlier this week Detlefsen was named to her third consecutive C-USA All-Academic Team, earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was a recipient of a C-USA Academic Medal.

Last season Detlefsen earned UCF's first ever CoSIDA Academic All-American award as well as the LPGA Dinah Shore Award, a prestigious honor given to a collegiate golfer who exemplifies success on the course, in the classroom and around the community. Detlefsen hopes to finish off her collegiate career with a trip to the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

"Katie displays everything you want in a student-athlete. Hard-work and dedication have paid off for her on the course and in the classroom. We have been blessed to have such a great teammate here at UCF," Trimble said.