HARROGATE, Tenn. — Here’s an in-depth look at the fall slate for the Lincoln Memorial University women’s golf program, which will be highlighted by a stop at the site of the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Championship.
The Lady Railsplitters’ five-tournament, fall schedule begins for the second-consecutive season at the Anderson Invitational, teeing off at Cobb’s Glen Country Club in Anderson, South Carolina on Sept. 14. LMU finished seven shots back of Erskine to take runner-up honors in last season’s event, as rising junior Sydney Gallant (Angus, Ontario, Canada) led the way by tying for seventh place.
Cobb’s Glen Country Club was designed in 1976 by world famous course architect George Cobb, who also designed Quail Hollow Club, site of the 2017 PGA Championship.
The following week, the Lady Railsplitters head to Etowah Valley Country Club – ranked as one of the world’s top 50 golf destinations by Golfer’s Digest – for the Brevard-hosted Etowah Intercollegiate. Kasey Ankrom (Bean Station, Tennessee) turned in the strongest showing of her career in the 2014 event by tying for ninth place. The Lady Railsplitters finished in third.
In the first week of October, with the winds of winter beginning to build, the Lady Railsplitters will make their annual trip to the Carolina coast for the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate. Co-hosted by Lincoln Memorial and Lenoir-Rhyne, the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate will be moving to Ocean Ridge Plantation after being held at Sea Trail Golf Resort for the past five years. The Lady Railsplitters tied for fifth place in 2014, but will be looking to replicate their runner-up finish in 2012.
Ocean Ridge Plantation’s Big Cats golf courses – Tiger’s Eye, Leopard’s Chase, Panther’s Run, Lion’s Paw, and Jaguar’s Lair – have been nationally-recognized as some of the most beautiful tracks in the Myrtle Beach area.
Another annual event awaits the Lady Railsplitters the next week, as they travel to Salisbury, North Carolina and Salisbury Country Club for the Patsy Rendleman Memorial. LMU has not finished outside of the top 10 in its last five showings in that event, taking fifth place in 2014. Danielle Burrell (Basingstoke, England) matched her best performance of her junior season by tying for seventh place.
The Lady Railsplitters’ A-Team will complete the fall portion of the 2015-16 schedule at the SAC Preview Tournament Oct. 17-18, which is hosted by Wingate at Monroe Country Club, site of the 2016 SAC Championship.
With a front nine designed by world-renowned architect Donald Ross in the 1930’s and a back nine added by Tom Jackson in 1970, Monroe Country Club provides a unique and challenging experience.
Lincoln Memorial will close out the fall schedule by sending the B-Team to compete in the Pioneer Classic, hosted by Tusculum at Nolichucky View Golf Course in Greeneville, Tennessee. The Lady Railsplitters’ B-Team placed second in last season’s event.
The Lady Railsplitters return three players who appeared in at least 11 competitive rounds last season. That trio will be paired with one of the strongest recruiting classes in program history, led by the addition of Reagan Greene (Clarksville, Tennessee) and Lisa Malherbe (Mount Juliet, Tennessee).