July 9, 2014
On Wednesday, the Tennessee women's golf team announced its complete tournament schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Head coach Judi Pavon will lead the Lady Vols into their new season with two heralded recruits Anna Newell and Blakesly Warren. The two freshmen will look to replace the production lost from Chessey Thomas, the team's 2013-14 leader in stroke average.
"I'm really looking forward to this season ," Pavon said. "We have a very competitive schedule planned with some familiar stops - Cougar Classic, Mercedes and Darius Rucker - as well as some new tournaments to give us great experience. The Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo., is a very nice event and we are looking forward to the San Diego State Women's Invitational as it will be a match play tournament to give teams experience before the National Championship.
"We return 7 of 8 players and have two talented newcomers joining the squad [Newell and Warren]. We will still be a young team, but with much more experience at this level than we were last season."
The Lady Vols will have three seniors, Mason Chen, AJ Newell, and Daeun Song. In addition, UT will have a loaded sophomore class comprised of Teleri Hughes, Lucia Polo, and sisters Hannah and Emmie Pietila.
Coach Pavon will also welcome the arrival of assistant coach Chris Griffin. The former Murray State assistant women's golf coach brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Knoxville. Griffin is from Paducah, Ky., and recently finished in a tie for 9th place at the Kentucky Amateur this summer.
The new Big Orange squad will play a schedule that includes challenging courses, entertaining venues and locations, and competition against some of the nation's best programs.
Tennessee Women's Golf 2014-15 Schedule
Cardinal Kick Off (Individual) Sept. 7 Chariot Run GC Louisville, KY Hosted by: Louisville
Cougar Classic Sept. 14-16 Yeaman's Hall Charleston, SC Hosted by: College of Charleston
Golfweek Challenge Sept. 22-24 Red Sky GC Vail, CO Hosted by: Golfweek Magazine
Mercedes-Benz Championship Oct. 17-19 Cherokee CC Knoxville, TN Hosted by: Tennessee
The Landfall Tradition Oct. 24-26 CC of Landfall Wilmington, NC Hosted by: UNC-Wilmington
Westbrook Spring Invite Feb. 22-23 Westbrook Village GC Peoria, AZ Hosted by: Wisconsin
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate March 6-8 Long Cove GC Hilton Head, SC Hosted by: South Carolina
SDSU Women's Invitational March 23-25 The Farms GC Rancho Santa Fe, CA Hosted by: San Diego State
Rebel Intercollegiate April 3-5 Ole Miss GC Oxford, MS Hosted by: Ole Miss
SEC Championship April 17-19 Greystone CC Birmingham, AL
NCAA Regional May 7-9 Locations: North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Utah
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