BERKELEY – Head Coach Nancy McDaniel’s California women’s golf team opens its 2013-14 season at the Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic hosted by Colorado State at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Windsor, Colo.
The 54-hole tournament will feature 17 teams at the par-72, 6,352-yard course from September 9-10. Teams will play 36 holes in a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday before playing the final 18 holes on Tuesday in pairings to be determined by score.
The Bears last competed at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic in the 2011-12 season with a fifth place finish. Senior Nicola Rössler is the only current Bear to have played a collegiate round at the course, finishing tied for 17th at the 2011 tournament with a 222 (+6).
“We have five returners going, and the Ptarmigan Classic is a tournament I know really well,” McDaniel said of the opening tournament. “We used to take the team there every year. It’s a great place to get your first foot out the door in women’s golf (with an opportunity to) make some birdies and really get your confidence going. We’re looking really forward to it. It’s a familiar trip, and I we’ll just get off on the right foot out there.”
COURSE: Ptarmigan Country Club (par 72; 6,352 yards)
FORMAT: Two-day, 54-hole tournament with a 36-hole, shotgun start on the first day followed by an 18-hole final day with pairings determined by first-day team scores. The top four individuals from each five-member team with the lowest scores for each 18-hole round constitute the scoring members for that given round.
TEE TIMES: Teams are scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. (MST) shotgun start on Monday. Tuesday is TBD.
LIVE SCORING: Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com (http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=4679)
COMPETING TEAMS (GolfWeek Ranking)
(132) Colorado State
(81) Fresno State
(74) Kansas State
(82) Kennesaw State
(65) Long Beach State
(92) New Mexico
(179) Northern Colorado
(50) San Jose State
(25) UC Davis