HUNTSVILLE – The Sam Houston State women’s golf team is set to open up the 2018-19 season Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 at the Lady Maxwell Cup at the Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club in Ardmore, Okla.
Lady Maxwell Cup
Dates: Aug. 31 – Sept. 2
Location: Ardmore, Okla.
Course: Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club
The three-day tournament will be played together the first two days and Sunday pairings will be set based on results. Other teams in the field include host Oral Roberts, Missouri State, Piney Woods rival Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Troy, UT Arlington and UTSA.
“We are very excited to get the year started,” head coach Brandt Kieschnick said. “We have been waiting for this moment since last year’s Southland Conference Championship. The Lady Maxwell Cup has a good field and the golf course is a classic design. We are excited as a team to get back to the Lady Maxwell.”
Friday Tee Times
12:30 p.m. – Individuals from ORU, Troy, SFA
12:40 p.m. – Individuals from ORU, UTA, SFA
12:50 p.m. – Individuals from Texas State, UTA, SFA, Missouri State
1:00 p.m. – Troy
1:12 p.m. – Texas State
1:24 p.m. – UTSA
1:36 p.m. – ORU
1:48 p.m. – Stephen F. Austin
2:00 p.m. – Sam Houston State
2:12 p.m. – Missouri State
2:24 p.m. – UT Arlington
Saturday Tee Times
8:00 a.m. – Individuals from ORU, Troy, SFA
8:10 a.m. – Individuals from ORU, UTA, SFA
8:20 a.m. – Individuals from Texas State, UTA, SFA, Missouri State
8:30 a.m. – UT Arlington
8:42 a.m. – Missouri State
8:54 a.m. – Sam Houston State
9:06 a.m. – ORU
9:18 a.m. – Stephen F. Austin
9:30 a.m. – UTSA
9:42 a.m. – Texas State
9:54 a.m. – Troy
Sunday Tee Time
8 a.m. – Off #1 and #10
Bringing back its top golfer from last season, SHSU returns Southland Player of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year Hanna Alberto. She earned a second-place finish at the conference tournament last season and picked up three tournament wins, including the 2017 Lady Maxwell Cup, during her sophomore campaign. Alberto paced the SLC in scoring average at 72.73 per round.
Joining Alberto for her final season is standout Jenna Phillips. The senior from Austin, Texas, had a 75.15 stroke average on the year, which earned her SLC All-Conference second team honors. Phillips won SHSU’s home event last October and she was a top-10 finisher five times last season.
The Kats also return juniors Tori Gatling and Kari Bush and welcome freshmen Kenlie Barrett and Kayla McFall.
“Hanna won this event last year so she will have good memories going into the weekend,” Kieschnick added. “Jenna had a great summer coming into the season, so we will be banking on their leadership. We have great experience and leadership on this team, and we are adding some depth this fall along with some added depth this spring.”
The Kats begin their season Friday, Aug. 31 at the Lady Maxwell Cup. Scores for the tournament will be available at golfstat.com. For all the latest information on the Sam Houston State women’s golf team, visit gobearkats.com or follow @BearkatsWGolf on Twitter.