UCF Challenge Women’s Golf Set

ORLANDO, Florida – The Penn State Women’s Golf Team will return to the Sunshine State for the UCF Challenge beginning Sunday morning. The three-day event will continue until Tuesday afternoon.

Four of the five Nittany Lions competing in the top five have knowledge of Eagle Creek from previous tournaments, either while at Penn State or during their junior golf days. The course is a Par-72 of 6,349 yards that goes out in 35 and comes in in 37.


Each round features a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. Penn State will be paired with UNC Wilmington and The College of Charleston in the first round and will begin play on holes 13-15.


Live scores for the duration of the tournament will be available HERE.



OPPONENTS

  • Four additional Big Ten teams will join the Nittany Lions in the loaded 18-team field this week as Michigan State, Maryland, Minnesota and Ohio State each go south and back.
  • The host Knights are then joined by Virginia, Wake Forest, Auburn, Miami, Kentucky, NC State, Iowa State, Old Dominion, Kent State, UNC Wilmington, College of Charleston and Houston complete the field.

THE TEAM

  • Penn State will travel six players this weekend with a freshman michelle cox (Allentown, Pennsylvania) is making his second appearance as an individual this season.
  • Nittany Lions roster will include seniors Taylor Waller (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania), junior classmates Mathilde Delavallade (Royan, France) and Isha Dhruva (Katy, Texas) with freshmen Drew Nienhaus (St. Louis, Missouri), Katie Scheck (Greensboro, Georgia) and Jami Morris (Chagrin Falls, Ohio).
  • Scheck is coming off a week at the Big Ten Match Play Tournament where she won all three of her individual matches.
  • Delavallade leads the team with a pair of top-five finishes during the fall season, including her individual medalist honor at the Nittany Lion Invitational while her 73.33 stroke average is second on the team. Scheck has done well in the two tournaments she entered in the fall, including finishing T-29 at the Evie Odom Invitational and currently has a 73.67 stroke average. Waller also had his best result of the fall at the Evie Odom Invitational finishing tied for 24th with a career low of 217 (7 over) and currently ranks fourth on the team with an average of 74.11 strokes.
  • The Nittany Lions finished 12th in the 18-team field last season at the UCF Challenge. Delavallade led the way finishing 35th with a 6-over, 222.

FOLLOWING

Penn State will then have a month off before returning to the Sunshine State for the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville on March 7-8.

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