AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University women's golf team hosts the 14th annual 3M Augusta Invitational March 16-17 at Forest Hills Golf Club. The Jaguars' home tournament features 13 Division-I teams who will compete in the two-day event in Augusta, Ga.
"Our field is strong and the golf course has undergone some fantastic improvements recently," head coach Caroline Hegg said. "I am confident that the team will embrace the challenge of competing on our home turf and we will put on a first class event."
The tournament format has been updated this year and will consist of a two-day format with a shotgun start each morning. The event begins on Saturday, March 16 with teams playing 36 holes for rounds one and two in a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. On Sunday, March 17 teams will play the final and third round with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the final round.
This year's field includes Augusta, Central Arkansas, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Daytona State, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Memphis, Princeton, Purdue, South Florida, Texas Tech, and Toledo.
Last season in 2018, Augusta tied Purdue 9-over-par to finish runner-up at the 3MAI. UGA took home the team 2018 team and individual title. The Jaguars placed third in 2017 and won the 2016 3MAI, besting the 16-team field at three-under par to win by 10 strokes. AU was the only team to finish under par in the event. Fourth year head coach Caroline Hegg has guided the Jags to a top-three finish every year at the home event.
The Jaguars have taken home the team title twice and individual medalist honors four times - highlighted by Jessica Haigwood's win in 2017 where she posted the lowest score in tourney history. Casey Kennedy won the 2011 event, Amanda Smith won in 2006, and Lauren Smith in 2005. The Jaguars finished runner-up in 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12. The tourney dates were moved from the fall to the spring for the 2009-10 season,
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