Greenville, S.C. -- The Furman women's golf team will host the 41st Lady Paladin Invitational Golf Tournament this weekend, October 26-28, at the par-72, 6,266-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.
Furman, rated No. 92 in this week's GolfStat Head-to-Head rankings, will be joined in the field by Appalachian State, No. 86 Chattanooga, Columbia, Jacksonville, No. 75 Longwood, Mercer, Newberry, North Florida, 2009 Lady Paladin Invitational champion and NCAA Division II top-ranked Nova Southeastern, Rutgers, Samford, Savannah College of Art and Design and William & Mary.
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. 1 beginning at 9:45 a.m. in first round play. The Paladins' lineup includes senior Laura Wearn, freshman Stephanie Carlozzi, senior Alexa Rancourt, freshman Valentina Romero and sophomore Daffodil Sanchez. Wearn, a native of Charlotte, N.C., took second place at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate last time out and enters this weekend ranked No. 57 by both GolfWeek and GolfStat.
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.