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Women’s Golf Concludes Spring Break Trip at Briar’s Creek Invitational

Women's Golf Concludes Spring Break Trip at Briar’s Creek Invitational

JOHN’S ISLAND, S.C.  – The Penn State women’s golf team concludes its week-long Spring Break swing at the 11th-annual Briar’s Creek Invitational hosted by the College of Charleston at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Monday and Tuesday.

The Nittany Lions have been in the field at each of the previous 10 Briar’s Creek Invitationals finishing tied for fourth last season and as high as second in 2014. Penn State is poised for another strong showing at the par-72, 6,116-yard course this week.

Penn State opened its spring trip last week at the Juli Inkster Invitational in California in a weather-shortened 36-hole event just outside of San Francisco.



  • The host College of Charleston looks to regain its title against 16 additional teams this week headlined by several teams from Power 5 Conferences.
  • Penn State is one of seven Big Ten teams as the Nittany Lions are joined down south by Maryland, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Rutgers.
  • Boston College, NC State and Miami represent the ACC while Campbell, UCF, Old Dominion, Florida, Gerogetown and the host Cougars round out the 17-team field.


  • Penn State’s lineup remains consistent from the first three events of the spring as graduate students Mathilde Delavallade (Royan, France) and Carlota Garcia (Salamanca, Spain) are joined by junior Michelle Cox (Allentown, Pa.) and classmate Drew Nienhaus (St. Louis, Mo.) with senior Victoria Tip-Aucha (Vienna, Va.) slotting into the final spot in the lineup while sophomore Myranda Quinton (Burlington, Ontario) will compete as an individual.
  • Cox, who paces the team with a 71.39 stroke average, is followed by Nienhaus close behind with a 72.61 stroke average this season securing her first top-10 finish last month at the Columbia Classic finishing 1-under, 215, and tied for sixth.
  • Cox has been at or under par in 10 of her 18 rounds this season while Nienhaus has seen seven such rounds. The rest of the team has combined for just six such rounds so far.

The Nittany Lions will be paired with Rutgers and Boston College for the first and second rounds on Monday and begin play on the back nine off holes 11-14 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Live scoring for the duration of the tournament will be available HERE.


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