LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's golf team returns to the course on Monday, March 24, for the UALR Women's Golf Classic, presented by Whole Hog Café. It marks the ninth consecutive year that the Islanders will travel to the event.
The Classic, hosted by the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, will see the teams play 36 holes on March 24, then close with 18 holes on Tuesday, March 25. Play will commence with an 8:30 a.m shotgun start both days. The event will be played at Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Ark. The course is laid out to a par-72 with a distance of 6,076 yards.
The Islanders are coming off a 12th-place finish at the elite Rio Verde Invitational March 7-9, where the squad improved its score in each of the three rounds. Krista Fenniak posted a three-round 228 (80-75-73) to finish 16th, with Vanessa Johnson just one stroke behind at 229 (78-78-73) in 21st. Lindsay Biehler (80-77-80) and Ana Paredes (84-82-80) rounded out the scorers at the event. Those four, along with freshman Claudia Galindo, will comprise the Islanders squad at the Classic.
A trio of Southland foes will be joining A&M-Corpus Christi at the event. Central Arkansas, Oral Roberts and Sam Houston State will also take part in the 17-team event. Other squads, in addition to host UALR, include Arkansas State, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Georgia State, High Point, Middle Tennessee State, UMKC, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, South Alabama, UTEP and Wichita State.
A&M-Corpus Christi finished sixth at the Classic a year ago, with seniors Nikki Dunn and Taylor Slagle leading the way. That matched the best finish at the event in the Islanders' eight years traveling to Hot Springs.
Updates will be provided on Twitter (@IslandersGolf) and at GoIslanders.com following each day's action.