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Feb. 9, 2017

1. Ainhoa Olarra
2016-17 Stats
Events: 4
Rounds: 12
Average: 72.17
Low 54: 214
Low 18: 69
2. Marion Veysseyre
2016-17 Stats
Events: 4
Rounds: 12
Average: 73.75
Low 54: 216
Low 18: 69
3. Ana Pelaez
2016-17 Stats
Events: 2
Rounds: 6
Average: 72.83
Low 54: 215
Low 18: 70
4. Katelyn Dambaugh
2016-17 Stats
Events: 4
Rounds: 12
Average: 69.83
Low 54: 206
Low 18: 64
5. Jia Xin Yang
2016-17 Stats
Events: 3
Rounds: 9
Average: 74.44
Low 54: 220
Low 18: 70
The Field
1. Coastal Carolina
2. Florida State
3. Michigan State
4. Middle Tennessee
5. Minnesota
6. Missouri
7. Notre Dame
8. Oklahoma
9. South Carolina
10. South Florida
11. Texas A&M
12. Virginia
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: February 10-12

Location: Tallahassee, Fla.

Course: Don Veller Seminole Course

Par: 72

Yards: 6,260

2016 Fall Schedule
Dates Event Finish
Sept. 25-27 ANNIKA Intercollegiate
Reunion, Fla.
6th of 12
Oct. 2-4 Cougar Classic
Charleston, S.C.
T-7th of 21
Oct. 14-16 Tar Heel Invitational
Chapel Hill, N.C.
T-5th of 18
Oct. 28-30 The Landfall Tradition
Wilmington, N.C.
1st of 18

COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 13 South Carolina women’s golf opens its spring season at the 2017 Florida State Match-Up this weekend in Tallahassee, Fla. The 54-hole event, which takes place Feb. 10-12, will be contested at the Don Veller Seminole Course and feature a 12-team field.


“We’re excited to get back there. We’ve opened it up there the last few years, and it has been a good place for us to start the spring. The girls like the golf course there, and hopefully we will get off to a good start. They look pretty sharp for this early in the year. There’s small greens there, and you have to stay below the hole. You need to keep it in front of you, and have your wedges sharp. If we do that, we’ll have a good opportunity to stay in contention.”


Four teams currently ranked in Golfstat’s Top-25 Poll will be in action at the Don Veller Seminole Course. The host Seminoles (No. 4) mark the lone top-10 squad in the field, while No. 13 South Carolina, No. 20 Oklahoma and No. 23 Texas A&M round out the remaining top-25 participants. Missouri joins the Gamecocks and Aggies on the list of SEC schools in action, while Florida State enters the tournament as the defending champions.


This weekend marks the fourth appearance at the Florida State Match-Up for Carolina. The Gamecocks, who have competed at the event in each of the tournament’s three years of existence, won the 2014 FSU Match-Up with a 54-hole mark of 871 (+7). Carolina has placed in the top five in each of its appearances at the tournament, including runner-up honors last season. Senior Katelyn Dambaugh finished second at the 2016 Florida State Match-Up to notch her second top-10 showing at the event, while junior Ainhoa Olarra grabbed the first top-10 finish of her collegiate career when she tied for eighth a year ago.


South Carolina closed its fall season in style, carding a tournament-record 280 (-8) in the final round of the 2016 Landfall Tradition to win the 54-hole event in Wilmington, N.C. Four Gamecocks shot under par on the last day, including senior standout Katelyn Dambaugh, who tied for fifth (212, -4) after posting a third-round 67 (-5). Carolina’s three-day total of 859 (-5) was the sixth-lowest mark in program history, and the win marked the ninth victory for the Gamecocks under coach Kalen Anderson.


  • South Carolina enters its 10th season under head coach Kalen Anderson, who has guided the program to nine 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 last spring marked its 16th overall appearance.
  • The Gamecocks have boasted multiple All-Americans in each of the last three years. Senior Katelyn Dambaugh enters the spring as a three-time All-American.
  • South Carolina was the only Division I school with three golfers (Dambaugh, Isidora Nilsson, Anita Uwadia) ranked in the top 15 in par-5 scoring for the fall.
  • Dambaugh boasted top-10 finishes in each of Carolina’s four fall events. She carded a program-record 206 (-10) at the Cougar Classic to earn runner-up honors.
  • Dambaugh, the No. 7 ranked player by Golfweek, led all Division I golfers with 56 birdies during the fall.
  • Anita Uwadia and Ana Pelaez both posted 54-hole scores in the fall that rank in the top five by a freshman in school history. Both Gamecocks earned one top-20 finish and totaled three rounds of par or better throughout the fall season.


South Carolina resumes its spring slate in March when it hosts the sixth annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The 54-hole event takes place March 3-5 at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.