|Time||Friday, March 17 • 18 holes|
10 a.m. (CDT) split-tee start
Sunday, March 19 • 18 holes
Longbow Golf Club
6,184 yards • Par 72
|Season Stats||Season Statistics|
MESA, Ariz. – The University of Houston Women’s Golf program continues its stay in Arizona when it tees off at the Clover Cup, hosted by Notre Dame at Longbow Golf Club, on Friday morning.
The tournament tees off at 10 a.m. (CDT) Friday with 18 holes each day through Sunday on the 6,184-yard, par-72 course. Saturday’s Second Round also begins at 10 a.m. (CDT) with a split-tee start with a 10 a.m. (CDT) shotgun start Sunday.
This will be the Cougars second tournament in the state of Arizona in a week. Houston tied for third at the MountainView College in Tucson, Ariz., on March 12.
Fans can follow live scoring from the Clover Cup by visiting Birdiefire.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
The Clover Cup features some of the nation’s elite teams. In addition to the Cougars – who are ranked No. 50 in the latest Golfstat poll – the tournament includes two of the top-five and five of the top-50 programs in the country.
The Cougarswill compete against No. 4, Florida State, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 25 Oklahoma, No. 30 TCU, No. 46 Kentucky, Cincinnati, FIU, Indiana, IUPUI, Minnesota, Nebraska, UNCG, Vanderbilt and host Notre Dame
Leonie Harm – Leads team with 72.76 scoring average and nine rounds of par or better… Two-time American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week (March 15, Feb. 22)… Finished second at MountainView Collegiate with score of 9-under-207 on March 10-12… Opened that tournament with a school-record 66, bettering previous low round by two strokes… Tied for 10th at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at English Turn Golf & Country Club with score of 217 on Feb. 19-21… Captured first title of her career with a score of 218 at the Texas State Invitational on Feb. 13-14 at The Bandit Golf Club in New Braunfels, Texas… Was Houston’s first NCAA Championships participant in school history after tying for seventh at the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional... Native of Gerlingen, Germany, and product of Privatgymnasium St. Leon Rot.
Allie Andersen – 74.89 scoring average and second on team with six rounds of par or better… Fired three straight rounds of par or better to lead the Cougars and tie for 11th at the Jim West Challenge on Oct. 9-10 at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas… Joined Cougars in 2016-17 after competing for first two years at Colorado State… Native of The Woodlands, Texas, and product of The Woodlands High School.
Megan Thothong – Third on team with 74.81 average with two rounds of par or better… 2016 All-American Athletic Conference honoree… Tied for 16th at Texas State Invitational with score of 228… Competed in U.S. Amateur Championship in August 2016 for the second straight season… Native of Dallas and product of Plano West Senior High School.
Ivon Reijers –75.05 average and tied for third on team with three rounds of par or better… Made her collegiate debut at season-opening Mason Rudolph Championships on Sept. 16-18… Opened and closed that tournament with even-par rounds of 72 and tied for 18th with score of 219… Native of Barcelona and product of Maristes and Redlands Community College.
Courtney Tibiletti –75.93 average with one round of par or better… Tied for 11th at the Bearkat Invitational (Oct. 3-4, 2016) with a score of 222… Native of Huntsville, Texas, and product of Huntsville High School.
For Friday’s First Round, the Cougars will compete in groups with student-athletes from FIU and Vanderbilt off No. 1
Tibiletti starts the day at 10 a.m. (CDT) with Andersen (10:10 a.m. CDT), Reijers (10:20 a.m. CDT), Thothong (10:30 a.m. CDT) and Harm (10:40 a.m. CDT).
LAST TIME OUT
The Cougars earned a season-best, third-place team finish with a score of 10-over 874 at the MountainView Collegiate on March 10-12 in Tucson, Ariz.
Harm led the Cougars with a second-place finish and was one of three Cougars among the top-20 leaders, joining Reijers and Thothong.
Following the Clover Cup, the Cougars compete at the Clemson Invitational, scheduled for March 31-April 2 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C., in the team’s regular-season finale.
From there, Houston enters the postseason when they compete at the American Athletic Conference Championships on The Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Golf & Spa Resort on April 16-18.
The Cougars look to defend their title from a year ago, the first in the program’s young history.
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