Women's Golf To Participate In Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational
Oct. 11, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - The 17th-ranked NC State women's golf team returns to action at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational, Oct. 12-14, at the University of North Carolina's Finley Course in Chapel Hill.
The Wolfpack opened the season with a seventh-place showing at the Cougar Classic held at the par-72, 6,219-yard Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. NC State shot a 7-over, 871-team total and was led by sophomore Augusta James, who fired a three-day, even-par 216 to finish tied for 14th.
At last year's Tar Heel Invitational, James helped the Pack to a fifth-place finish with nine wins over teams ranked in the Golfstat Top 50, including ACC rivals Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest. James finished second in the individual standings with an 8-under, 208 total.
NC State coach Page Marsh says her team will have to have smart club selection during this weekend's tournament because driver won't always be the first option when teeing off.
"With this course, it's demanding off the tee," Marsh said. "You have to shape shots and you can't always use driver off the tee. So our players will have to be strategic to when they use their drivers."
In addition to the Wolfpack, this year's invitational field features seven teams ranked in the latest Golf World Coaches' Top 25, including the top-ranked Blue Devils, No. 2 Florida, No. 8 Auburn, the No. 11 Cavaliers, No. 16 Michigan State and the host Tar Heels, which are ranked 22nd.
Live scoring updates for this weekend's tournament can be found at Golfstat.com.