CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s golf team opens its spring schedule on Sunday at the Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club in Guadalajara, Mexico. UVA is the host for the 12-team tournament that features 54 holes of play over two days.
This year’s tournament will include 27 holes of play on both Sunday and Monday. The teams will re-pair after the first day based on results. Play starts both days at 8 a.m. CT. Scoring updates will be available on Golfstat.com.
The field includes (Golfstat ranking) Arizona (13), Baylor (24), California (49), Florida State (10), Georgia (40), Maryland (46), Michigan (29), North Carolina (39), NC State (45), Ole Miss (8) and Tennessee (38).
Originally titled the IJGA Collegiate Invitational, Virginia won the inaugural and only other playing of the event that was held in February of 2020. It was one of the final collegiate golf events held that year before spring sports where shutdown due to the impact of the international pandemic.
The Cavaliers used a final-round rally to win the 54-hole tournament at 8-under 856, two shots ahead of LSU. UVA shot 8-under 280 during the final round. Amanda Doherty of Florida State was the medalist at 10-under 206. She had back-to-back rounds of 68 over her final 36 holes. The event marked the first multi-team tournament UVA had hosted in its history.
The Cavaliers’ lineup features grad student Riley Smyth, juniors Jennifer Cleary and Rebecca Skoler, sophomore Amanda Sambach and Megan Propeck. Freshman Maline Kraus will compete as an individual. Smyth is the only Cavalier to have played in the tournament in 2020.
About Guadalajara Country Club
Designed by John Bredemus in 1942, the lush parkland layout at the prestigious Guadalajara Country Club makes up part of an extensive private estate near the city centre. It was the home course of former Arizona All-American and LPGA standout Lorena Ochoa, whose family’s home overlooked the club house. From 2008 to 2013 Guadalajara Country Club hosted the LPGA’s Lorena Ochoa Invitational.