HOOVER, Ala. – Texas A&M’s women’s golf team is set to tee off in the 2019 SEC Championship on Wednesday, April 17 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The Aggies have finished in the top five in four out of the previous five stroke play events, and are looking for their second SEC title.
The SEC Championship uses the same format for the second consecutive year. Wednesday through Friday, the teams play 54 holes of stroke play on the par 72 / 6,253 yard Legacy Course, to determine an individual champion and cut the 14-team field down to eight schools for match play. In a format that mimics the NCAA Championship, teams face off in the quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday, with the championship match covered on SEC Network on Sunday morning.
The Aggies roll into the SEC Championship after finishing in fifth place at the Clemson Invitational and shooting under par for the third time this season. The team has posted 10 par-or-better rounds this season, the third-most in school history.
Courtney Dow leads the Texas A&M lineup with a 73.29 stroke average on the season, looking for her second win on the season, having conquered the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (Mar. 12-13). Amber Park is right behind her with a 73.32 stroke average on the season, and enters the tournament with four top-10 finishes on the season.
Ava Schwienteck settles in after finishing in the top half of the field in her last five tournaments, including a ninth-place finish at the Mountain View Collegiate (Mar. 22-25).
Freshmen Brooke Tyree and Katie Finley complete the Aggie lineup. Tyree boasts a 75.00 stroke average—the sixth-best in program history for a freshman, and Finley is seventh on that chart with a 75.13.
The Aggies captured the SEC Championship in 2015, shooting a then-tournament record 13-under par. Texas A&M has finished in the top five in three of the past four seasons at Greystone.
Texas A&M tees off for the first time in three stroke play rounds at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, with live scoring available on golfstat.com.