Noteworthy: Hosts PGA Tour Transitions Championship
Noteworthy: Ranked Among Top 50 Resort Courses by Golf Digest .
- Devin Hernandez (So. - Seminole, Fla.)
- Aaron Fitzpatrick (So. - Orlando, Fla.)
- Richard Kittelstad (Jr. - Tampa, Fla.)
- Robby Carl (Sr. - Valrico, Fla.)
- Devin Patel (Jr. - Celebration, Fla.)
- Shena Yang (So. - Tampa, Fla.)
- Ana Lopez (Sr. - Veracruz, Mexico)
- Emily Van Etten (Sr. - Trinity, Fla.)
- Kelli Pry (Jr. - Coatesville, Pa.)
- Karli Heimbecker ( So. - Sanford, N.C.)
Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF, Villanova
Cincinnati, Georgetown, No. 36 Louisville, No. 25 Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF
- Sophomore Devin Hernandez has a 74.9 stroke average and four top-25 finishes to his credit this season.
- The Bulls as a team have been slightly above .500 against BIG EAST competition this year with an 8-7 record through eight tournaments and one match play event.
- USF earned two top-six finishes in stroke-play events this season and a runner-up finish at The Match Play.
- Four different Bulls posted top-25 finishes in tournaments this season.
- USF had a team stroke average of 924.5 in four fall tournaments and 895.8 in four spring tournaments.
- The Bulls earned two top-five finishes in nine tournaments this season, placing third at the USF-Waterlefe Invitational and in a tie for fourth at the Eagle Landing Invitational.
- Sophomore Shena Yang has finished in the top-10 in six of nine starts this season, including a win at the Cards Challenge.
- Yang's 73.3 stroke average ranks 33rd in the nation and she is seventh nationally in greens in regulation.
- Emily Van Etten and Ana Lopez both rank in the top 10 nationally in driving accuracy.
- The USF team lowered its stroke average by 21 strokes between the spring and fall seasons.
"I'm very much looking forward to competing for a conference championship this weekend. The guys have prepared well and want to play their best here at the end of the season. This is a challenging golf course and one of the best in the country, but it presents opportunities to score well and we have to take advantage of them.
"I expect Devin Hernandez to play well at the top of our lineup. He has been consistent this season and can hopefully break through and compete for the individual title. We also have senior Robby Carl in the lineup, whose experience playing in this event before will help us. Devin, Rick and Aaron have played well at times this season and we'll need them to put it together through three rounds for us to be in the running on Tuesday."
"We have spent the entire year preparing for this tournament, especially the past 10 days after the disappointing finish at Ole Miss. We have re-evaluated our weaknesses to pinpoint where we have been losing shots. The energy and momentum heading into this championship is the highest I've see all year and I am excited to see how we perform knowing how much effort has been put into preparation.
"Shena is continuing to play very well and has an unbeatable focus that she will be relying on over the next three rounds.
"Our senior leadership is strong with Ana and Emily. They have competed in every tournament this year and have both individually been feeling much more confident about their swings and mental games.
"If Kelli is able to put her game on cruise control and trust her game plan, she will be a large factor in our success.
"Karli is swinging great and her short game is the best that I've seen it this year. She will just have to stay in the present and not get ahead of herself.
" This will be the last year that the men's and women's championship will be played during the same week at the same site. It will be great to share the experience with the men's team and we Chris Malloy and the team the best of luck. "