The Tennessee Wesleyan College Women's Golf Team will open their spring season on March 8th and 9th as they travel to Clarkesville, GA to participate in the Piedmont College Spring Invitational to be played at the Orchard Golf and Country Club. The team will be looking to rebound from a very disappointing end to the fall season where they finished third in the first half of the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season championships.
Coach Stan Harrison, now in his fourth season at the helm of the Lady Bulldog women's golf program will be relying on a relatively young team. This year's squad is made up of one senior, two juniors, one sophomore and three freshmen.
McKenzie Inman from Madisonville is the team's lone senior but will see very imited action as she is doing her student teaching in the spring semester. Sophomore Natalie Foster of Lookout Mountain, GA will be relied on heavily as the team's leader and #1 player. She will be followed in the lineup by Britany Rader, a junior from Morristown at #2. The #3, #4, and #5 positions will be hotly contested by junior Jenna Lewis of Cleveland, and the three freshmen made up of Kendall Crosby of Cincinnati, OH, Katelyn Weiner from Dunlap and Brittany Valentine of Knoxville. Brittany may be limited early in the season due to an injury sustained in an automobile accident.
The team will be participating in five regular season tournaments including one that they will host on March 29th and 30th at Springbrook Golf and Country Club in Niota. The regular season will conclude in Pineville, KY at a tournament hosted by Union College which will serve as the second half of the AAC regular season championships.
On April 26th and 27th, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Crossville, TN and Heatherhurst Golf Links to participate in an NAIA National Tournament Qualifier. The team will be looking to qualify for the third consecutive season.