Greenville, S.C. -- The Furman women's golf team will host the 40th Lady Paladin Invitational Golf Tournament this weekend, October 28-30, at the par-72, 6,160-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.
Furman, rated No. 82 in this week's GolfStat Head-to-Head rankings, will be joined in the field by Appalachian State, No. 45 Augusta State, No. 81 East Tennessee State, Elon, No. 58 Georgia State, High Point, No. 72 James Madison, No. 76 Longwood, Montana State, 2009 Lady Paladin Invitational champion and NCAA Division II top-ranked Nova Southeastern, Samford, No. 80 South Florida, Winthrop and Wofford.
The Lady Paladin Invitational began in 1972 with Furman claiming the inaugural title and Lady Paladin Beth Solomon taking individual medalist honors. Over the years, many of the most recognizable names in women's golf have won the tournament including Betsy King, Nancy Lopez, Sherri Turner, Donna Andrews and Dottie Pepper.
The 54-hole tournament begins with opening round play at 9 a.m. on Friday. Second round play tees off at 9 a.m. on Saturday with Sunday's final round scheduled for a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Furman will tee-off of No. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. in first round play. The Paladins' lineup includes junior Laura Wearn, senior Liz Wendt, sophomore Inga Gunnarsdottir, freshman Daffodil Sanchez and sophomore Aubrie Street. MacKenzie Puryear and Laura DeMarco will play as individuals.
Full first round tee times will be released on Thursday morning.
Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome. Live tournament scoring will also be available via www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.golfstat.com.