Senior Ariel McNair
Oct. 4, 2013
CINCINNATI - Head Coach Tom Elfers and the Xavier women’s golf team are set to host the LPGA Xavier Invitational at the LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 5-7. The Musketeers will kick off play Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be played on the par-72, 6,178-yard Legends Course, one of two courses on the property. Along with the Musketeers, golfers from Bethune-Cookman, Creighton, Daytona State, FAU, FGCU, Illinois State, McNeese State, Mercer, Morehead State, NKU, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Samford, Stetson, South Dakota, South Dakota State and North Florida will participate in the event.
Xavier will send seven golfers, led by seniors Ariel McNair (Aurora, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) and Christine Cash (Paducah, Ky./Heath High School), to the tournament. Junior Abby Smith (Frankfort, Ky./Franklin County High School), sophomore Shane Crutchfield (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg) and freshman Grace Howie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/The Edge School) round out the XU lineup, while senior Kristin Tan (Seattle, Wash./Holy Names Academy) and freshman Rachel Johnson (Nashville, Tenn./Franklin Road Academy) will compete as individuals.
This tournament is the third leg of a five-event fall slate for the Musketeers. After this weekend, Xavier will head to Hickory, Ind. for the Indiana Invitational Oct. 19-20.
The final event of the fall is the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate, Oct. 27-29.
TOURNAMENT FIELD (GolfStat Division I Rankings as of Oct. 2)
108. Morehead State
147. Illinois State
159. North Dakota State
162. McNeese State
202. South Dakota
208. Northern Kentucky
214. North Dakota
233. South Dakota State
THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 4 -- Practice Rounds beginning at 1 p.m. (shotgun)
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- First Round (18), begins at 8:30 a.m. (shotgun)
Sunday, Oct. 6 -- Second Round (18), begins at 8:30 a.m. (shotgun)
Monday, Oct. 7 -- Final Round (18), begins at 8:15 a.m. (shotgun)