Lady Vols Awake from Winter Slumber
Coach Pavon guides Lady Vols into spring.

Feb. 7, 2014

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The Tennessee women's golf team will end its winter hibernation this weekend as the Vols compete in the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship.

The Lady Vols had not initially scheduled this event at the beginning of the season. However, with an open date and a looming trip to Puerto Rico, Tennessee head coach Judi Pavon wanted to make sure her team had an opportunity to knock off the winter frost.

"After a three month break, we are excited to be back in competition this weekend," Pavon said. "Because of a rain day at the Mercedes we had an open date of competition and decided to take advantage of it and come play at Georgia."

The second annual Lady Bulldog Championship is hosted by the University of Georgia and is held at the par 72; 6,335 yard University of Georgia golf course in Athens, Ga. The single-day tournament will consist of 36-holes that plan to begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. ET on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 8.

Traditionally an individual only tournament, the event decided to allow for a `mini-team tournament' between the four schools that brought a full team of five golfers - Georgia, Tennessee, Chattanooga and Samford.

"It's great that they host an individual event," Pavon said. "It will be a huge help in getting us ready for our first regular season team completion in Puerto Rico next week. The girls will be able to get some of those jitters and early season mistakes out if their systems. Even though the weather hasn't been great, we have had some good practices and I expect all of the players to do well Saturday."

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Lady Vols will start:

Chessey Thomas
Hannah Pietila
Daeun Song
Emmie Pietila
Mason Chen

Teleri Hughes will compete as an individual.

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