JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – This week, the Maryland women’s golf team will travel to Johns Island, S.C., to play in the Briar’s Creek Invitational at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. This is the team’s seventh event of the 2022-23 campaign.
Over the two-day tournament (March 13-14), Maryland will play the par-72 Rees Jones-designed layout. The tournament will consist of 54-holes of play (36-holes Monday and 18-holes Tuesday) beginning at 8:45 a.m. ET on both days in a shotgun format. The field will play from 6,152 yards.
No. 43rd-ranked junior Patricie Mackova, freshman Nicha Kanpai, ranked 53rd nationally, senior Angela Garvin, senior Maria Vittoria Corbi, and sophomore Panassaya Somchit will tee it up this week for the Terrapins. Junior Karla Elena Vázquez Setzer makes her 2022-23 season debut in the event playing as an individual.
Maryland enters this week as the 35th-ranked team in the nation, with Mackova and Kanpai, respectively, sitting in 2nd and 3rd in the Big Ten Conference. Kanpai leads all first-year students in the league.
“We have used this week to recover physically, catch up with academics, and get prepared for a great opportunity at Briar’s Creek,” says head coach Kelly Hovland. “I continue to see this team gaining confidence in their ability to adapt to any challenge, and this week will be no different.”
Participants in the invitational include host No. 42 Charleston, No. 115 Boston College, No. 65 Campbell, No. 137 East Carolina, No. 72 Miami, No. 48 NC State, No. 96 North Florida, No. 73 Old Dominion, No. 30 Southern Methodist, and No. 20 UCF. Big Ten Conference foes include No. 55 Illinois, No. 105 Iowa, No. 36 Nebraska, No. 77 Penn State, and No. 100 Rutgers. Rankings are based on team standings via Golfstat as of March 7, 2023.
In 2021, the Terps finished in 3rd as a team overall. Mackova finished in a tie for 58th as a freshman.
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