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Virginia Women’s Golf announces 2021-22 schedule

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

golfVirginia women’s golf coach Ria Scott announced the program’s 2021-22 schedule this week.

UVA is slated to appear in eight regular-season events including some of the top collegiate tournaments in the nation.

The Cavaliers start the season on Sept. 13-14 at Michigan’s Wolverine Invitational, where the team will have the opportunity to preview one of the 2022 NCAA Regional championship sites. UVA returns to Big Ten country for Northwestern’s Windy City Collegiate slated for Oct. 4-5 at Westmoreland Country Club.

Highlighting the fall will be the team’s appearance in the inaugural Jackson T. Stephens Cup. The tournament takes place Oct. 17-20 at the prestigious Alotian Club in Roland, Ark., and is named in honor of the late Augusta National Chairman, Jackson T. Stephens. All three rounds of the Stephens Cup will be televised by Golf Channel.

UVA wraps up the fall with its annual appearance at UNC Wilmington’s Landfall Tradition tournament.

Virginia opens its spring by defending its team title at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 6-8. The Cavaliers return to the Sunshine State Feb. 20-22 for the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne. UVA then heads west to play at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. on March 13-15. The Hoos play their final regular-season tournament March 25-27 at the PING Arizona State Invitational.

This year’s ACC tournament takes place April 14-17 at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C.

NCAA Regional play will be held May 9-11. Michigan, Oklahoma State, Florida State and New Mexico will host the qualifying events for the national championships.

The NCAA Championships return to Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 20-25 at Grayhawk Golf Club.

UVA returns all five starters from last year’s squad including graduate senior Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) who earned All-America honors after finishing ninth at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

“It is always our goals to create a schedule that will give our team diverse experiences and prepare them for the long haul.” Scott said. “We are looking forward to playing across the nation and against some of the strongest fields in college golf. We have incredible depth on our roster this season and look forward to our competitiveness in qualifying at home and on the road.”

 

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