No. 6 Gamecocks Open Play at Stephens Cup Monday
South Carolina Athletics
Golf Channel will have live coverage of the opening two rounds of the event from 5-8 pm. (ET)
DALLAS, Texas – No. 6 South Carolina is in Texas for the team’s fall finale at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup. It’ll be the team’s third-straight appearance in the prestigious collegiate event which features seven of the best women’s programs in the country.
This year’s field includes five teams ranked in the top-six of the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings including top-ranked Arkansas, No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Wake Forest and No. 5 Texas A&M.
Teams will play 54-holes of stroke play with match play on Wednesday based off the team’s finishes in stroke play. Teams will play 36 holes tomorrow. An individual champion will be crowned with the conclusion of stroke play on Tuesday.
It’s the same five-player lineup as its been all fall for Carolina. Junior All-American Louise Rydqvist, who has had three consecutive top-15 finishes, is in the top spot again. Freshman Vai Heck is in the two spot after her second top-15 finish of the fall at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational. Sophomore Mia Sandtorv Lussand, junior All-American Hannah Darling and freshman Maylis Lamoure round out the Gamecocks’ starting five.
Golf Channel will have live coverage each day with tomorrow’s broadcast set to air from 5-8 p.m. (ET) at Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Trinity Forest Golf Club was created explicitly to attract prestigious golf championships back to Dallas. It resembles many of the great old courses of the Northeast and Great Britain, featuring a links style course on a rolling meadow with tall native grasses and dramatic bunkering and green complexes. It was designed by Coore & Crenshaw, Inc.
Live scoring will be available each day via Golfstat.
ABOUT JACKSON T. STEPHENS
Jackson T. Stephens, affectionately known as Jack, was an extraordinary man. An astute investor, philanthropist, sportsman and avid golfer, Jack took up the game of golf later in life at age 36. He served as the fourth Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 1991-1998. Jack was drawn to the principles of the game of golf in the life lessons it taught him. To be successful in both, one must have character, be disciplined, and devote time to practice.
Warren Stephens, Jack’s son, joined his father in the investment banking business in 1981 and became President and CEO of Stephens Inc. in 1986. He continues in that role, including Chairman, as the second generation of leadership in the 89 year old firm. Warren is the Jackson T. Stephens Cup tournament Chairman and founder. When speaking about the event, Warren stated: “Our goal is to create a distinctive and highly-competitive collegiate tournament that is comprised of tomorrow’s PGA TOUR and LPGA stars playing some of the country’s premier golf courses. Dad really enjoyed following amateur golf, especially at the college level. Therefore, he would be very humbled and proud that this tournament is named in his honor.”
- No. 1 Arkansas
- No. 2 Stanford
- No. 3 Wake Forest
- No. 5 Texas A&M
- No. 6 South Carolina
- No. 12 Texas
- No. 18 Duke
* – rankings as of 10/5/23 from Golfweek/Sagarin
- Louise Rydqvist
- Vairana Heck
- Mia Sandtorv Lussand
- Hannah Darling
- Maylis Lamoure