Cougars Seek Third-Straight Title at CAA Championship
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The two-time defending champion College of Charleston women’s golf team seeks its third-straight title at the CAA Women’s Golf Championship on April 15-17 at the Reserve Club at St. James Plantation in Southport, N.C.
Three of the Cougars’ starting five are members of one of the greatest senior classes in school history and will be playing in their final conference tournament in Mary Chandler Bryan (Chapin, S.C.), Morgan Webber (Moore, S.C.) and Louise Olsson (Uddeholm, Sweden). Since their time in Charleston, the Cougars have won five regular-season tournaments, two conference titles and earned two NCAA Regional berths.
Two-time CAA Golfer of the Year Laura Fuenfstueck (Langen, Germany) is the second-highest ranked player in the 40-player field behind William & Mary’s Alessandra Liu, who is currently ranked No. 77 in the country. Webber is the ninth-best player in the conference based on head-to-head rankings. Fuenfstueck tied for individual runner-up honors last year.
Making her first CAA Championship start is junior Vici Drechsler (Munich, Germany), who has played in five of eight tournaments this season.
Eight of the CAA’s 10 member schools field a women’s golf team and will compete for the conference tournament title including Charleston, UNCW, Elon, Delaware, William & Mary, James Madison, Towson and Hofstra.
“We obviously have great memories here,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “The team is very comfortable at this course. We will need to be patient this weekend as conditions are expected to be very difficult.”
All three rounds will be split tee times off the No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. (ET) on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. (ET) on Sunday. Live tournament scoring will be available at: www.Golfstat.com.