ETSU women’s golf ready to begin 2013-14 season Saturday
The ETSU women's golf team celebrated a 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference title earlier this year.
The ETSU women's golf team celebrated a 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference title earlier this year.

Friday, September 13, 2013

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Following a 2012-13 season that ended with an Atlantic Sun Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Regionals, the ETSU women’s golf team begins its quest for a second-straight championship season on Saturday in the Mary Fossum Invitational hosted by Michigan State University at the Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.

Beginning her 11th season at ETSU, Buccaneers’ head coach Stefanie Shelton returns five of six players from last season’s roster, a talented group that includes three seniors, a junior and a sophomore.

The Bucs have certainly enjoyed their share of success, and leading the way is senior Sian Evans (Gillingham, England), a three-time Atlantic Sun Conference first-team selection, as well as junior Gabriella Wahl (Heidenheim, Germany), a two-time A-Sun first teamer and the league’s 2012 individual champion.

But along with the experienced leadership of Evans and Wahl, the Bucs also return reigning A-Sun Freshman of the Year and All-A-Sun second team pick Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) along with talented seniors Larissa Steinfeldt (Eschweiler, Germany) and Lourdes Lopez (Cadiz, Spain).

In addition, the Bucs have added a pair of skilled freshmen in Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) and Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic). 

The Bucs will play in five events during the fall season, followed by four more tournaments in the spring, before attempting to defend their A-Sun crown at the league championships April 14-16 in Jekyll Island, S.C.

Fans can stay up-to-date on the Bucs' progress this weekend, by clicking the Golfstat.com link located to the right. For more on ETSU women’s golf throughout the 2013-14 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf link.

 

Tournament Information

TOURNAMENT: 30th annual Mary Fossum Invitational

HOST: Michigan State University

LOCATION: East Lansing, Mich.

DATES: Saturday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 15

COURSE: Forest Akers West Golf Course

PAR/YARDAGE: 72 / 6,236

FORMAT: 36-18-54

TEE TIMES: Shotgun start both days. Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

LIVE SCORING: Available at www.golfstat.com

FIELD (15): Eastern Michigan, East Tennessee State, Ferris State, Florida International, Indiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oakland, Ohio State, Oregon, Toledo, Western Michigan

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Click here for Mary Fossum Invitational history


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MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville Freedom Hall
Nov 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 23, 7:00 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament (Semifinals)
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament (Championship)
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State