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March 30, 2017

1. Ainhoa Olarra
2016-17 Stats
Events: 6
Rounds: 18
Average: 72.06
Low 54: 213
Low 18: 69
2. Ana Pelaez
2016-17 Stats
Events: 4
Rounds: 12
Average: 71.92
Low 54: 208
Low 18: 67
3. Marion Veysseyre
2016-17 Stats
Events: 6
Rounds: 18
Average: 73.28
Low 54: 215
Low 18: 69
4. Jia Xin Yang
2016-17 Stats
Events: 5
Rounds: 15
Average: 74.67
Low 54: 220
Low 18: 70
5. Isidora Nilsson
2016-17 Stats
Events: 3
Rounds: 9
Average: 74.67
Low 54: 222
Low 18: 71
The Field
Team (Rank*)
1. Alabama (3)
2. Baylor (20)
3. College of Charleston
4. Colorado State
5. Georgetown
6. Georgia (9)
7. Miami (15)
8. Michigan
9. North Carolina
10. NC State
11. Notre Dame
12. Oregon
13. Penn State
14. South Carolina (11)
15. UCF (22)
16. UNCG
17. Virginia
18. Wake Forest (12)

* Golfstat ranking as of March 28

Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: March 31- April 2

Location: Browns Summit, N.C.

Course: Bryan Park Golf Course

Par: 72

Yards: 6,386

2017 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
Feb. 10-12 FSU Match-Up
Tallahassee, Fla.
2nd of 12
March 3-5 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
4th of 17
March 31 ââ’¬” Apr. 2 Bryan National Collegiate
Browns Summit, N.C.
Apr. 7-9 Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic
Athens, Ga.
Apr. 21-23 SEC Championship
Wilmington, N.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 11 South Carolina women’s golf continues play this spring at the 20th annual Bryan National Collegiate, set for March 31 through April 2 in Browns Summit, N.C. The 54-hole event will be contested at Bryan Park Golf Course and feature an 18-team field.


“It’s a good, challenging golf course, and usually we have pretty tough conditions there. It’s always a good test to get us ready for SECs. We’ve had a pretty good layoff here, so we’ve worked on some things and are excited to get back out there. We’ve had a good event there the last few years, and I think it fits our game very well. It’s a golf course that we’re definitely comfortable with.”


Seven top-25 teams will be in action at the Bryan Park Golf Course, including five schools listed inside the top-15. Alabama enters the event ranked No. 3 in the latest Golfstat poll, and No. 9 Georgia, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 12 Wake Forest and No. 15 Miami will also be in action. Virginia has won the tournament in three of the last four years, while the host Demon Deacons aim to notch their third victory at the Bryan National Collegiate. South Carolina is one of six schools entering the event with a tournament win on its resume for the 2016-17 season.


This year marks Carolina’s 14th time competing at the Bryan National Collegiate. The Gamecocks have earned runner-up honors in each of their last two appearances at the event, grabbing second place in 2014 and 2016. South Carolina junior Ainhoa Olarra posted a top-20 finish at the tournament last spring, placing in a tie for 15th with a three-round score of 226 (+10). Senior Marianna Monaco, sophomore Isidora Nilsson and freshman Ana Pelaez will all be making their debut at the Bryan National Collegiate this week.


The Gamecocks placed fourth at the 2017 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, earning their best finish at the 54-hole event. Carolina, who hosted the tournament for the sixth-straight year, saw three golfers boast top-15 showings at Long Cove Club. Junior Ainhoa Olarra and freshman Ana Pelaez tied for ninth with a three-round mark of 218 (+5), while sophomore Marion Veysseyre finished in a tie for 14th at 6-over 219. Fellow sophomore Isidora Nilsson, one of three Gamecocks who competed as an individual, posted a career-low 222 (+9) to finish in a tie for 27th. Carolina’s performance gave the Gamecocks their third top-five finish at the tournament in the last four years.


  • South Carolina enters its 10 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.
  • Carolina’s fourth-place showing at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate gave the Gamecocks four-straight top-five finishes for the first time since the spring of 2015.
  • The Gamecocks rank first in Division I with a 3.00 par-3 scoring average. Sophomore Marion Veysseyre also tops all golfers in the category, boasting a mark of 2.89.
  • Gamecock senior Katelyn Dambaugh, the No. 7 ranked amateur in the world, boasts the 11th-best scoring average (71.00) among Division I golfers this season.
  • Carolina’s 287.39 stroke average in 2016-17 currently stands as the lowest single-season mark in program history.
  • Gamecock newcomer Ana Pelaez earned her second SEC Freshman of the Week honor on March 8. Pelaez has finished in the top 10 in each of Carolina’s two spring events.


South Carolina closes out its regular season at the 2017 Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. The three-day event, which takes place Apr. 7-9, will feature a combination of stroke and match play at the UGA Golf Course.