(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s head golf coach Lisa Tinkler announced the fall schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. This is the second year of competition for the women’s golf team while the men’s squad will make its debut.
The men’s and women’s teams will each participate in two fall tournaments. On October 13, both teams will travel to Tunica, Miss. for a three-day tournament with Christian Brothers University at Tunica National Golf Club. The men’s squad will spend October 27-29 in Gulfport, Miss. for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Tournament at Windance Country Club. From November 3-5, the women’s team will compete against William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss. at Canebrake Country Club.
Loyola has expanded its sports program with the recent additions of women’s golf in 2012 and newly added men’s golf for the 2013-14 season. The Wolf Pack department of athletics and wellness now has 14 intercollegiate teams competing in the NAIA. Loyola hired Lisa Tinkler in October 2012 as head coach for both the men’s and women’s golf programs.
The new golf program has attracted student-athletes from all over the world. Coach Tinkler recently signed two golfers from Germany and one from Canada. Recruits from the U.S. hail from cities as local as Lake Charles, Louisiana to Midwest towns such as Sedalia, Missouri and Little Rock, Arkansas as well as residents from both the east and west coast. There are currently eight student-athletes on the women’s roster and eight on the men’s team. The men’s and women’s golf teams plan to take part in four to five events in the spring.