Women's golf announces Spring 2019 schedule
ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany women’s golf program will play five tournaments in the Spring of 2019, culminating with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships from April 18-20 in Orlando, Fla.
The Great Danes, who are the defending MAAC champions seeking their second straight NCAA Tournament berth, also will face Siena in the Crosstown Challenge Match Play event Sunday, April 14, at Wolfert’s Roost in Albany. UAlbany won the fall meeting between the programs, shooting 300 as a team to defeat the Saints by 32 strokes.
UAlbany’s spring schedule begins Saturday, Feb. 16, with the two-day Reynolds Lake Oconoee Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Mercer in Greensboro, Ga.
"We are very excited about the Spring schedule we have put together," Head Coach Colleen Cashman-McSween said. "It is a great mixture of tough competitions, new and exciting places and golf courses as well as lots of different teams that we don’t ever get a chance to compete against. To be able to play two brand new events for us in Georgia is very exciting. The National Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee is so beautiful, and we cannot wait to start the season off there!"
Next, the Great Danes compete on the LPGA International course in Daytona Beach, Fla., at the two-day Babs Steffens Hatter Collegiate, which is hosted by Stetson on March 24-25.
"Returning to LPGA International once again is a great feeling after winning the Lonnie Barton Invitational back in the Spring of 2016," Cashman-McSween said. "Eagle’s Landing, just outside Atlanta, is a top-notch course that has hosted an LPGA event for 14 years and will be a great test for our team."
UAlbany competes in its first three-day event of the spring beginning March 31 at the John Kirk Panther Collegiate, hosted by Georgia State in Stockbridge, Ga. The season concludes with the MAAC championships.
"To once again complete our Spring season and defend our MAAC Championship on the Magnolia Course at Disney World is always a magical feeling," Cashman-McSween said. "To be able to be practicing indoors with our new simulator immediately has improved the morale and practice efficiency during this winter time already. With such a young team and having no seniors, it is exciting to think about not only this upcoming Spring, but also next year and the potential for how strong we can be!"
To see the Great Danes’ complete spring schedule, CLICK HERE.