JOHN KIRK PANTHER INVITATIONAL
Sunday-Tuesday, March 26-28 • Eagle’s Landing Country Club • Stockbridge, Ga.
• The Central Michigan women’s golf team begins play on Sunday in the John Kirk Invitational at Eagle’s Landing Country Club.
• The event, in its 24th year, is hosted by Georgia State. It is CMU’s third event of the spring portion of their schedule.
• The 54-hole event comprises three 18-hole rounds, Sunday-Tuesday. The Chippewas participated in the invitational last season, placing 15th in the 15-team event.
• Eagle’s Landing will play to par 72 over 6,033 yards.
• Joining the Chippewas and host Georgia State are Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Gulf Coast, Kansas State, Murray State, Oral Roberts, South Alabama, Tulsa, Alabama-Birmingham, Louisiana-Monroe, Western Carolina, Western Michigan and Winthrop.
• Two teams, Kansas State and Murray State, carry top-100 rankings into the event. Kansas State is ranked 51st, while Murray State is ranked 85th. The rankings are by Golfweek.
• Elon won the tournament in 2016. The Phoenix are not in the field this season.
• Four Chippewas – Natalie Johnson, Bria Colosky, Danielle Sawyer and Kristen Wolfe – are averaging between 80.45 and 81 per 18-hole round for the 2016-17 season.
• Johnson averages 80.45, Colosky, 80.71; Sawyer, 80.85; and Wolfe, 81.
• CMU is coming off a ninth-place finish in the 10-team Grand Canyon University Invitational in Phoenix.
• Colosky, a sophomore, led the Chippewas with an 18th-place finish. She finished with a 76-76-77 — 229 total.
• CMU is scheduled to play in the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational, hosted by Bowling Green, on April 8-9.