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NCAA D3 Women's Golf Championships
Trine to host national NCAA event
ANGOLA, Ind. – For the first time in school history, Trine University will host a national NCAA event.
Trine will welcome golfers from nearly 30 colleges and universities during the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships on Zollner Golf Course from May 8- 11. The event is moving from a private golf club in Florida to Trine, which is the first time it’s been held on a college campus in many years. Trine University is one of only three private colleges in the country to have its own golf course. NCAA officials felt Trine’s unique golf course would be match the skill level for women golfers at the national level.
“We are thrilled that the NCAA has chosen Trine to host this exciting event,” said Trine interim athletic director Rob Harmon. “We have been working with NCAA officials to provide a top notch golfing experience for these excellent athletes.”
Harmon said Trine put in a bid to host the event last spring. Trine was selected for its landscaping, fairways, strategically placed water hazards and hilly terrain. In addition, Trine was in an ideal location, within driving distances of many participating schools. Housing is available on campus for teams, and reasonably priced hotels are a short distance away for others.
This will mark the sixth time overall Trine has hosted a national championship event. As an NAIA program, Trine hosted the 1987, 1990 and 1992 men’s golf national championships. Hershey Hall was the venue for the 1996 and 1997 Women’s Basketball Division II National Championships.
Zollner Golf Course also has served as the site for sectional State Open Qualifying and Indiana PGA Junior Age Group Championships. The course, which opened in the mid-1970s, is also home to Trine′s men and women golf teams and is an asset to Trine’s growing golf management program, which has experienced a nearly 100 percent job placement rate in the past decade.
The public is welcome to attend the championships. Attendance and parking are free. Teams will play from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with two rounds of play each day. Concessions will be available. The final round will be played Friday, May 11.
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