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Women’s Golf Central: Collegiate Invitational

Women's Golf Central: Collegiate Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Tennessee women’s golf will commence its spring season across the border at the Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3.

The tournament will feature 27 holes on Friday followed by another 27 on Saturday. The Guadalajara Country Club makes up part of an extensive private estate near the city center. It was the home course of former Arizona All-American and LPGA standout Lorena Ochoa.

Hosted by the University of Virginia, the tournament is the Lady Vols’ inaugural spring competition for the second consecutive season. Last year, Tennessee finished 10th, led by then-freshmen Angela Arora and Manassanan Chotikabhukkana.

In head coach Diana Cantu‘s third season at the helm, the Lady Vols are coming off a fall slate that saw them post nine individual finishes in the top 25, five in the top 10 and three in the top five.  


Vanessa Gilly

The senior from Caracas, Venezuela, is coming off the best fall season of her four-year collegiate career. She posted 10 rounds of par or better, which places her eighth all-time in Tennessee history (30), and finished the fall with a 71.8 round average, the lowest by a Lady Vol since Nicole Whiston in 2019.  

Kayla Holden

Also headed into her final spring season, senior Holden posted the third-best round average during the team’s fall season (73). She logged a career-best fifth-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational in October, shooting a 6-under (210).  

Manassanan Chotikabhukkana

Like Gilly, Chotikabhukkana’s 71.8 round average was the program’s lowest since 2019. Her 10 par-or-better rounds also match Gilly’s and place the sophomore in 11th place all-time (26).

Martina Lopez-Lanchares  

The freshman Lopez-Lanchares made her collegiate debut at the Tar Heel Invitational and competed in all three of the final fall tournaments for the Lady Vols. She posted two rounds below 70, including one at the Landfall Tradition en route to a score of 2-over (218).

Bailey Davis

A native of White Plains, Maryland, Davis returns to the starting lineup after competing in the first four of Tennessee’s five fall tournaments. The junior boasts 16 career rounds of par or better and four rounds in the 60s.  


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