KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Women’s Golf schedule for the 2019-20 academic year has been announced today by head coach Brianna Portmann. The Roos celebrate their 33rd season of intercollegiate varsity with 10 events scheduled overall – four in the fall and six in the spring. For the second time in three seasons, the Roos tee off the campaign with a date at the Missouri State (MSU) / Payne Stewart Memorial at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Mo. The two-day event occurs Sept. 9-10.
Beginning her 11th season at Kansas City, Portmann had this to say about the upcoming fall schedule.
“Our season starts off with some familiarity as we travel down to Springfield for our opening event against Missouri State. Our adventures continue as we travel across state lines to compete against K-State. Rounding out our fall season will be our annual trips to play at Mizzou and University of Arkansas Little Rock.”
A highlight on the spring schedule is the eighth annual Kansas City Intercollegiate, which occurs at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore, Mo. From April 13 – 14, 10 teams will compete for the trophy.
“As for our spring schedule, we will be taking some trips to Texas as we prepare for our conference championship,” said Portmann. “We open up with our annual trip to Rio Verde, Ariz., (Feb. 21-23) and once again, play in Iowa’s event hosted in Mexico (March 19-21). We will host our home event with two other tournaments in Texas hosted by UTRGV (March 2-3) and Lamar (April 6-7).”
In its final season competing in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships, the Roos end their spring season April 26 – 28 in Kerville, Texas. Last year, Kansas City finished in fifth-place at the league event.
“Many of our returners have had some great success over the summer, firing some great rounds and showing a level of consistency needed to be successful throughout our seasons,” added Portmann. “Our 2019-2020 schedule will challenge us to play our best as we compete against teams representing the SEC, Big 12, Missouri Valley Conference, the WAC and other top-ranked programs.”
In 2018-19, the Roos claimed three top-five team finishes with four newcomers competing.