Feb. 1, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Lady Vol newcomers Mason Chen and Daeun Song will compete in the 2013 Lady Bulldog Individual Championship this Saturday in Athens, Ga. The event, a one-day, 36-hole tournament, and will be held at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
Competitors will tee off in threesomes from both No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 8 a.m. Chen and Song will make their debut donning the orange and white as they both will tee off the 10th tee with Song scheduled for 8:50 a.m. ET and Chen following at 9 a.m. ET. The same pairings will play the second round immediately following the completion of their initial 18 holes.
"We wanted to give them a chance to go out and play and get the rust out in a tournament before they were actually playing on our tournaments," head coach Judi Pavon said. "It's at the course where the National Championship will be, so one or both of them will be playing for us at that point. It's a really good opportunity for them to see and know the course before Nationals, but also just to get some of the jitters out from not having competed for a while."
The UT duo is two of 38 individuals who will be competing Saturday. Other schools with competing individuals include Alabama, Arkansas, Augusta State, Chattanooga, Florida, Furman, Georgia, Ole Miss, North Georgia, Southern Cal and Southern Miss.