March 13, 2014
2014 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational
Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16
Eagle Landing Golf Club – Orange Park, Fla.
Stephen F. Austin heads into the second half of its spring break road trip, heading to northern Florida for the 2014 Eagle Landing Invitational, hosted by James Madison March 14th through the 16th.
The 2014 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational will be held at Eagle Landing Golf, a par-72, 6,359-yard course located in Orange Park, Fla. The 54-hole tournament will be broken up among three different days, playing 18 holes each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Live stats of the Eagle Landing Invitational is available at GolfStat.com.
SFA will go head-to-head with a challenging 15-team field, comprised of a majority of new faces as the Ladyjacks will be the only Southland Conference school competing. A challenging field, four teams rank among the top-100 in the latest GolfStat.com rankings (#64 Georgia State, #96 Morehead State, #99 Western Carolina, #100 Samford) with five others currently boasting rankings of 150 or better.
Field (16 teams): Daytona State College, Delaware, Elon, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Georgia State, James Madison, Morehead State, Richmond, Samford, Southern Illinois, Stephen F. Austin, Stetson, UNC-Greensboro, Western Carolina, Wofford College
SFA’s lineup for the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational will be the same five as the Lady Eagle Invitational earlier in the week. Senior Aliece Anderson will joined by sophomores Sydney Reed and Mackenzie Steiner with freshmen Ann Holcomb and Piper Kyle rounding out the SFA scorecard.
Weather conditions are expected to be near ideal for the three days of the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. Friday’s opening round has a forecasted high near 70 degrees with sunny skies and low winds. Saturday should be sunny once again with highs in the mid 70s and low winds once again, leading into Sunday’s forecasted high near 80 degrees with a chance of showers possible.
Last Time Out
SFA tied for ninth at the Southern Miss Lady Eagle Invitational in Hattiesburg, Miss., earlier this week. The Ladyjacks were led by freshman Ann Holcomb and sophomore Mackenzie Steiner, both of which tied for 28th-place in the individual standings with a 15-over 159, three shots better than freshman Ann Holcomb (18-over 162).
With her two rounds played in Hattiesburg, senior Aliece Anderson became the program’s all-time leader in career rounds played. Anderson has competed in 103 rounds for SFA during her four year career, besting former teammate Chelsea Simmons’ 102 career rounds from 2010-13.
Following the tournament this weekend in Florida, SFA returns close to home next week, making the short trip to Huntsville on Friday, March 21st. The Ladyjacks will go head-to-head with rival Sam Houston State in a match-play contest, getting underway at 8:30 a.m.