THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Heavy rain in the greater Houston area forced the cancellation of the first day of play at The Dickson presented by ICON Information Consultants, hosted by the University of Houston Women’s Golf program
After pushing the starting time back, coaches and course officials with The Woodlands Country Club hoped to play one round Monday afternoon, but conditions did not allow play.
Teams will play 18 holes beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, on the 6,329-yard, par-72 layout. Admission is FREE, and all fans are invited to attend.
The Dickson presented by ICON Information Consultants is named in honor of Jim Dickson, who was the longtime director of golf for The Woodlands Country Club and has long been a friend of Houston Men’s and Women’s Golf.
Fans can follow live scoring from The Dickson presented by ICON Information Consultants by visiting Golfstat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Under the leadership of fourth-year Head Coach Gerrod Chadwell, the Cougars will be represented by junior Leonie Harm, senior Megan Thothong, sophomore Amanda Elich, senior Courtney Tibiletti and senior Allie Andersen.
Harm leads the Cougars with a 72.00 scoring average and 10 rounds of par or better, while Thothong stands second with a 73.44 average and five rounds of par or lower.
In the latest Palmer Cup rankings, Harm stood at No. 6 for Team International. The top-six college competitors for Team USA and Team International in both men’s and women’s play will be among the 24 individuals selected to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club in France on July 6-8.
The balance of Team International will include the winners of The R&A Scholars Tournament, four committee selections and a coaches’ pick.
The Cougars, who check in at No. 21 in the latest Golfstat national rankings, will compete in a field, which features eight of the nation’s top-50 programs.
Houston faces No. 16 Kent State, No. 23 Iowa State, No. 25 Purdue, No. 36 Texas A&M, No. 32 Florida State, No. 44 Texas Tech, No. 47 Clemson, Charlotte, Mississippi State, SMU, TCU, Texas State, Troy, Tulsa and UTSA.
LAST TIME OUT
The Cougars recently opened the spring season with a 10th-place finish at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship on Feb. 18-20 in New Orleans.
Harm posted a score of 223 to lead the Cougars and tie for 17th. It was the 13th time in her last 14 tournament in which she earned a Top-20 finish.
Thothong opened that event with a 71 and joined Harm among the Top-25 leaders with a score of 225.
Following The Dickson presented by ICON Information Consultants, Houston will compete at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on March 13-14 at Kaheohe Klipper Golf Club in Oahu, Hawai’i.
From there, the Cougars will compete at the HBU Husky Invitational on March 19-20 at BlackHorse Golf Club in Cypress, Texas.
JOIN THE P.A.R. 4 CLUB
Fans are invited to join The P.A.R. 4 Club to support Houston Women’s Golf. P.A.R. 4 Club members provide financial support directly to Houston Women’s Golf for needs beyond the program’s operating budget.
Fans who join the P.A.R. 4 Club can begin receiving benefits for as little as $100 annually.
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