WGOLF Preview: Bucs ready for seventh annual Briar's Creek Invitational this week

WGOLF Preview: Bucs ready for seventh annual Briar's Creek Invitational this week

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern women's golf is back in action this week as the Buccaneers continue their spring tournament slate on their way to building toward the 2019 Big South Championships. CSU is one of 17 teams taking on the seventh annual Briar's Creek Invitational that will be held on Monday and Tuesday at The Golf Club at Briar's Creek on Johns Island, S.C.

The Bucs are continuing to build toward the postseason as the Briar's Creek Invitational is one of their three final events of the season. CSU will co-host the Edisto Island Invitational on March 31-April 1 at The Plantation Course at Edisto.

CSU Lineup
Ellen Hume, Andriel Aimua, Daniela Intriago, Sarah Hameed, Kathryn Thorne

Participating Teams
Boston College, Campbell, Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Clemson, East Carolina, Furman, Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Long Beach State, Michigan State, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Penn State and UNC Asheville

Division I WGCA Coaches Top 25 Poll
No. 20 Furman, No. 21 Michigan State, No. 22 Clemson and No. 25 Illinois 

Course Information
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek – Johns Island, S.C. – Par 72 – 6,101 yards 

Tee Times
Monday, March 18 – 9:00 a.m. (ET) shotgun start (36 holes, continuous play)
Tuesday, March 19 – 8:45 a.m. (ET) shotgun start (18 holes) 

Live Scoring

Charleston Southern continues its trend of playing locally this year as seven of their events this season will be held in South Carolina. The Bucs are making their first appearance on Johns Island as CSU is back in a familiar field having lined up in the Briar's Creek Invitational since its inception.

Freshman Ellen Hume continues to lead the CSU lineup through the season and is back atop head coach Matt Cram-Smith's lineup heading into the weekend. The London, England native boasts the sixth-lowest scoring average in the Big South this season at 73.73 and has claimed conference freshman of the week recognition twice on the year.

Senior Andriel Aimua continues to provide a consistent score in the lineup this year and is currently 16th in the Big South in scoring average at 76.64 per round. Sophomore Daniela Intriago is also among the Big South leaders sitting 20th in scoring average at 77.00 strokes per round.

Freshmen Sarah Hameed and Kathryn Thorne make their lineup debuts in the spring portion of the schedule this weekend. Hameed has competed twice this spring as an individual, while Thorne was among the field at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic. 

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