(New Orleans, La.) After competing in three tournaments this past fall, Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s head golf coach Lisa Tinkler announced the spring schedule for the 2014 season.
“For over a year, I have been anxiously awaiting the first official championship season for the men's team and to have a second opportunity to introduce the women's team to not just our conference foes, but the rest of the NAIA golf world,” said Tinkler. “This spring's schedule is packed with competitive tournaments against conference teams and some very strong nationally ranked squads.”
The Wolf Pack will kick off the season with a trip to Victoria, Texas to participate in a tournament hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria on Feb. 16-17. The men will tee off at the Victoria Country Club while the women will compete at The Club at Colony Creek. Following the 2014 opener, Loyola will host a tournament for men’s and women’s squads on March 10-11 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, La.
Both teams will travel to Hartwell, Ga. to compete in a tournament hosted by Emmanuel College at Cateechee Golf Club in late March and close the regular season in Daytona Beach, Fl. at the Embry-Riddle Florida tournament on the LPGA International-Jones Course in early April.
“After challenging ourselves in our first year with four very solid tournaments, the teams will be more than ready for the conference championships,” Tinkler added. “I am looking forward to watching the teams progress in their skill. The work they are putting in to prepare for each tournament will pay off with a great showing in the conference tournament. Not only will we find success at the conference championship, but we will also display great progress in the classroom.”
The men’s SSAC Championship is slated to take place April 14-15 in Montgomery, Ala. at the Lagoon Park Golf Course while the women will compete for the conference title one week later. The NAIA Championship on the men’s side is scheduled for May 13-14 in Daytona Beach, Fl. at Cateechee. The women’s team will aim for the national honor in Lincoln, Neb. at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club the following week.