AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University Division I women's golf team announced its 2019-20 schedule that features nine regular-season events, including the Valspar Augusta Invitational.
"I'm thrilled about the quality of competition we will be experiencing this season," head coach Caroline Hegg said. "It is by far the most elite set of events compiled in our program history and will challenge our team from start to finish. It's especially exciting to have an incredibly strong field at our home event this spring, and I hope the community will come out and support the Jags."
Augusta opens its season Sept. 16-17 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Mercedes Benz Women's Collegiate Championship. The season-opening tournament is hosted by the Tennessee Volunteers at Cherokee Country Club.
The Jaguars head to Golf, Ill., for the Windy City Collegiate Classic, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, in Northwestern's home event at the Glen View Club. The Jags stay in Illinois for the Illini Women's Invitational, Oct. 7-8, at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
Augusta takes a trip to San José del Cabo, Mexico to wrap the fall season in the Battle at the Beach, hosted by TCU, Nov. 1-3 at Club Campestre San José.
The spring portion of the schedule kicks off in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue, at Rio Mar Country Club Course Feb. 9-11. This will be AU's seventh time competing in the tournament. Following the long trip to Puerto Rico, Augusta returns closer to home for its second-straight visit to the Moon Golf Invitational, Feb. 17-18, in Melbourne, Fla. at Duran Golf Club.
The Jaguars host the 15th annual Valspar Augusta Invitational, March 14-15, at Forest Hills Golf Club – home of the Jags. This year's home event is a two-day format with teams playing 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. The 2020 Valspar Augusta Invitational field includes Augusta, Central Arkansas, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Daytona State, Duke, East Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Kent State, Memphis, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Florida, and Texas Tech.
Augusta returns to the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., March 20-22, for the Georgia Bulldog's home event at UGA Golf Course. The regular-season schedule concludes at the Clemson Invitational, March 27-29, in Sunset, S.C. at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.
The 2020 NCAA Regional tournaments will take place, May 11-13, at four predetermined locations. NC State, Notre Dame, UGA, and Washington State will play host to the regional competitions. The 2020 NCAA National Championships will be held May 22-27 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arizona State hosts the finals at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Last season in 2018-19, the Jags earned a trip to the NCAA postseason and were ranked No. 45 in the nation, while receiving votes for the top 25. Augusta finished top 10 in every event last season and recorded three top-three finishes. The team set multiple school records as well in 2018-19.
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