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Oct. 1, 2016

1. Katelyn Dambaugh
2016-17 Stats
Events: 1
Rounds: 3
Average: 69.33
Low 54: 208
Low 18: 64
2. Anita Uwadia
2016-17 Stats
Events: 1
Rounds: 3
Average: 70.00
Low 54: 210
Low 18: 69
3. Ainhoa Olarra
2016-17 Stats
Events: 1
Rounds: 3
Average: 72.00
Low 54: 216
Low 18: 69
4. Marion Veysseyre
2016-17 Stats
Events: 1
Rounds: 3
Average: 72.00
Low 54: 216
Low 18: 69
5. Isidora Nilsson
2016-17 Stats
Events: —
Rounds: —
Average: —
Low 54: —
Low 18: —
The Field
1. Arkansas
2. Auburn
3. College of Charleston
4. Charleston Southern
5. Chattanooga
6. Clemson
7. Coastal Carolina
8. Florida State
9. Furman
10. Indiana
11. Louisville
12. Maryland
13. Michigan
14. Mississippi State
15. NC State
16. North Carolina
17. Penn State
18. South Carolina
19. UCF
20. Wake Forest
21. Wisconsin
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: September 25-27

Location: Charleston, S.C.

Course: Yeamans Hall Club

Par: 72

Yards: 6,224

2016 Fall Schedule
Dates Event Finish
Sept. 25-27 ANNIKA Intercollegiate
Reunion, Fla.
6th of 12
Oct. 2-4 Cougar Classic
Charleston, S.C.
Oct. 14-16 Ruth’s Chris Invitational
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Oct. 28-30 The Landfall Tradition
Wilmington, N.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s golf resumes its fall schedule this weekend at the 14th Annual Cougar Classic, set for Oct. 2-4 in Charleston, S.C. The 54-hole event, which features a 21-team field, will be contested at Yeamans Hall Club. A point in the 2016-17 Palmetto Series is up for grabs at the tournament, as Carolina and Clemson will both be in action in Charleston.


“We are really excited to be returning to the Cougar Classic. It’s nice to be close to home, and Yeamans Hall is a great course that suits our team well. We will need to have our wedge-play sharp and be ready to make a lot of birdies. The golf course has been very scorable in the past years, and we’ll look to build on our momentum from the ANNIKA last week.”


Six schools that qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championship highlight the tournament’s 21-team field, including Arkansas, who has won the Cougar Classic in each of the last two seasons. Florida State (No. 2), the Razorbacks (No. 4), South Carolina (No. 6) and Clemson (No. 8) enter this weekend ranked in Golfweek’s Top 10, while Furman is listed at No. 14 in the publication’s poll.


This season marks the Gamecocks’ seventh appearance at the tournament and their first since 2013. Carolina earned top-10 finishes in five of its previous six showings at the Cougar Class, with its best outing coming in 2010 when it placed fourth. Katelyn Dambaugh placed in a tie for 37th at the tournament as a freshman in 2013 with a 54-hole total of 221 (+5).


South Carolina kicked off its 2016-17 season in historic fashion, carding the lowest 54-hole total (849, -15) in program history at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate. The Gamecocks, who recorded a program-best 274 (-14) in the opening round, placed sixth in the 54-hole event at Watson Course in Reunion, Fla. Katelyn Dambaugh also made history in Florida, as the senior posted a program-record 64 (-8) in the opening round before finishing in a tie for sixth (208, -8).

Freshman Anita Uwadia enjoyed an impressive debut for the Gamecocks, firing a 69 (-3) in each of her first two rounds. She finished just outside the top 10 in a tie for 11th (210, -6), while junior Ainhoa Olarra and sophomore Marion Veysseyre tied for 27th with a three-round total of 216 (E). Senior Jia Xin Yang placed 54th after finishing at 9-over (225).


  • South Carolina enters its 10 season under head coach Kalen Anderson, who has guided the program to eight tournament wins and seven NCAA Championship appearances
  • Carolina is one of five schools to reach the NCAA Championship in each of the last seven years, and this spring marked its 16th overall appearance
  • Senior Katelyn Dambaugh’s 208 (-8) last weekend was one stroke shy of the program’s individual 54-hole record
  • Dambaugh, South Carolina’s current career stroke average leader (72.85), owns three of the top four rounds in school history with her 64 (-8) in the fall opener and a pair of 65s (-7) during her junior season
  • Isidora Nilsson, one of four returning Gamecocks who competed at the 2016 NCAA Championship, will make her season debut at the Cougar Classic


South Carolina returns to action later this month at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. The 54-hole event takes place Oct. 14-16 at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.