Golf Teams Gear Up for SAA Championships This Weekend

Golf Teams Gear Up for SAA Championships This Weekend

Tournament Central

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's and women's golf teams are prepping for the upcoming 2019 Southern Athletic Association Men's and Women's Golf Championships this weekend at the GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn.

TOURNEY BREAKDOWN: Both the men's and women's tournament will begin Friday morning at the GreyStone Golf Club. The men's team will tee off at 9:06 a.m. CT at the first hole, while the women's team will start at 8:48 a.m. at the 10th hole. Hunter Farrell, who will compete as an individualist, will start her tournament run at 8:39 a.m.

NATIONAL & REGIONAL RANKING: The women's golf team is ranked nationally, according to the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), at No. 23 entering the postseason. The women's team is also ranked fifth in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

The men's squad have been receiving votes in the latest Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

POWELL POWER: Senior Nick Powell has averaged 72.62 strokes per round this season in 13 rounds played in 2018-19. The Cowan, Tenn. native has recorded two top-10 finishes this season.

BIRDIE BOYD: Leading the Tigers in scoring average, Basil Boyd has scored an even 70 per round this season in 17 rounds. The Martinsville, Va. native fired a season-low score of 69 in the second round of the Jekyll Island Collegiate this past spring.

ONE LAST RIDE: After co-winning the SAA Championships two years ago and finishing second last season, Meghan Symonds will look to lead her team back to the NCAA Championships. Averaging a score of 80.77 per round this season, the Cary, N.C. native will look for her fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, two with the team and one as an individualist.

LOW SCORE JAVADI: Natalie Javadi has the lowest score this season with a 74 this season, happening in the second round of the Montgomery Country Club Women's Intercollegiate last fall. The senior has averaged an 80.36 per round, the lowest on the team in 2019.

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