NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb women’s golf head coach Jesse Lawley announced Thursday a challenging 2018-19 tournament schedule for the Bisons in her second year at the helm.
“Since I am now in my second year, I had time to scout better tournaments for us to play in the southeast,” Lawley said. “The girls and I also learned the hard way about chasing warmer weather in early spring, so this season, we are traveling further south for all of the events in the spring.
“This schedule allows us to see a number of different teams and venues that we have never been to before.”
The Bisons open action Sept. 10-11 in the Northern Kentucky Fall Classic hosted by Northern Kentucky in Batavia, Ohio before heading to Florida for the Jacksonville Classic Oct. 1-2.
“Our key event in the fall is traveling to play in the Jacksonville Classic,” Lawley said. “We will get an early look at most of our conference foes.”
The slate features nine tournaments across seven states, including a stop in Nashville at the Women’s Town and Country Invitational hosted by Tennessee State on Oct. 29-30.
“We are also excited to play here in Nashville again,” Lawley said. “We had a great home crowd last year, and hopefully they will all come to support us again.”
Lipscomb will close out the fall with the Idle Hour Club Collegiate Championship hosted by Mercer on Nov. 5-6.
The spring season opens with a return trip to South Carolina for the Kiawah Island Classic on Feb. 24-26 before heading the 2019 Citrus Challenge on Mar. 17-19. The event is hosted by Morehead State, but it will take place in Orlando, Florida at the Redtail Golf Club.
“In the spring, the events at Kiawah Island, Orlando and North Carolina are all great,” Lawley said. “They will provide a tough test and get us prepared for the ASUN Championship.”
Regular season action concludes April 5-6 in the Jan Weaver Invitational hosted by Murray State. The ASUN Conference Championship is set for April 21-23 at the Legends Golf Course in Braselton, Georgia.