Women's Golf Closes out Regular Season this Weekend
April 3, 2014
DALLAS - The University of Houston Women's closes out its first regular season this weekend when it competes at the Dallas Athletic Club/SMU Invitational.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament tees off with 8 a.m., split tee times on Friday and Saturday and wraps up with an 8:30 a.m., shotgun start Sunday. The Cougars will square off against host and 49th-ranked SMU, No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 19 Wake Forest, No. 20 LSU, No. 27 North Carolina, No. 33 Kent State, No. 40 Kansas, Baylor, Iowa, Kansas State, Nebraska, North Texas, Purdue, TCU, Texas Tech and UTSA
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With only three student-athletes competing as individuals, the Cougars will not be eligible for the team championship. Houston Women's Golf, which is in its first year of existence in 2013-14, will field a complete team for the 2014-15 season.
Junior Courtney Ferguson, sophomore Raegan Bremer and freshman Emily Gilbreth will compete at the Dallas Athletic Club /SMU Invitational for head coach Gerrod Chadwell and assistant coach Mary Michael Maggio.
Bremer made Houston history in her last event, winning the HBU Husky Invitational individual title on Tuesday at Riverbend Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. The Anaheim, Calif., native was the only player to break par in the Final Round with a 2-under-par 70 on the way to a 3-stroke victory.
It was her first career title and the first championship of any kind in Houston Women's Golf history. For her impressive performance, she was honored as the American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week on Wednesday, another first in her career.
This season, Bremer leads the Cougars with a 74.79 scoring average and seven rounds of par or better.
Freshman Emily Gilbreth made her spring-season debut at the HBU Husky Invitational earlier this week. The Bellaire, Texas, native earned her second straight top-20 showing, tying for 17th with a score of 235. Closed out the fall campaign with a 12th-place showing at the Sam Houston State/Harold Funston Invitational on Oct. 7-8.
Junior Courtney Ferguson stands second among the Cougars with four rounds of par or better this season and tied for 10th at the spring-season-opening Central District Invitational on Feb. 17-18. The Clear Lake, Texas, native tied for 29th at the HBU Husky Invitational earlier this week.
All three Cougars will tee off No. 1 Friday with Ferguson starting her day at 9:39 a.m., and Bremer (9:48 a.m.) and Gilbreth (9:57 a.m.) following.
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Following the SMU Invitational, the Cougars will compete at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships. The Cougars will play on the Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort and Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla., with 18 holes each day April 20-22.