STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State women’s golf team concludes their 2023 fall schedule with their annual home tournament, The Ally. The seventh edition of the tournament, which is named after former Bulldog standout Ally Ewing, is set to begin Monday, October 23 at the Old Waverly Golf Club.
The No. 20 Bulldogs will begin on the front nine with SEC foes Florida and LSU during the opening day of the tournament. Florida enters the tournament ranked No. 13, while the Tigers enter as No. 6. Louisville, Tulsa and Sam Houston will open the day on the front nine. Indiana, Old Dominion and James Madison are the first group to tee off on the back nine. ULM, Southern Miss and Mercer round out the 12-team field.
Avery Weed will slide into the one spot in the lineup this week. Weed has finished with two even-par finishes throughout the first two tournaments of the year.
Izzy Pellot returns to the Bulldog lineup in the second spot. The sophomore enters her 15th collegiate tournament, the second most of any current Bulldog on the roster. In last years edition of The Ally, Pellot picked up one of her four top-twenty finishes.
Surapa Janthamunee sits in the third spot of the lineup for her second appearance on the year. In her season debut at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, SJ finished under-par in two of three rounds.
The number four spot in the lineup is held by Samantha Whateley. Whateley is appearing in back-to-back tournaments for the first time in her career.
Ana Pina Ortega rounds out the lineup for the Bulldogs. Ortega will be making her first appearance since the Carmel Cup, where she shot a career best round of two-under par.
Jarutrawee Khotchagrai will be competing individually at The Ally in her last home event as a Bulldog. In last year’s event, Khotchagrai shot one-under par in the second round, marking her second-best round of the year.
Quoting Head Coach Charlie Ewing:
On the significance of The Ally
The Ally is something we look forward to every year. Golf is different than most sports since we only have the opportunity to play at home once a year. Old Waverly is a place that’s special to everyone on our team and we love that we get to host other schools around the country. We get excited about competing on a familiar site.
Course Name: Old Waverly Golf Club