Abbey Carlson

Women's Golf

Women's golf squad starts fall campaign in Charleston

Commodores facing talented 19-team field at Powerade Cougar Classic

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The nationally ranked Vanderbilt women's golf team kick starts its 2018-19 season Sunday in the 15th annual Powerade Cougar Classic, being staged near Charleston.

The Commodores, coming off an appearance in the 2017 NCAA regionals, will face a deep and talented field at the Cougar Classic, a 54-hole tournament hosted by the College of Charleston at Yeamans Hall Club.

Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen is excited to see his Commodores back in action for the first time in four months.

"I'm looking forward to seeing us compete at a high level. I've been pleased with our practice sessions and I think everybody is confident heading into the competition," Allen said. "I know we are facing a very good field so we need to play well."

The Commodore lineup features senior Courtney Zeng, junior Abbey Carlson, sophomores Virginia Green and Louise Yu, and freshman Auston Kim.

Vanderbilt is one of 19 teams competing in the Cougar Classic. The field includes seven teams ranked in the GolfWeek Top 30, including No. 3 Arkansas, No. 12 Florida, No. 14 Furman, No. 15 Florida State, No. 16 Vanderbilt, No. 17 Wake Forest and No. 20 Baylor. Boston College, Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Georgetown, Indiana, LSU, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCF are also in the field.

Individually, the tournament features reigning NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho from Wake Forest and current ANNKIA Award winner Maria Fassi of Arkansas.

On Sunday, the Commodores will be paired with Furman and NC State, with the first group teeing off No. 10 tee at 8:27 a.m. CT. The final round on Tuesday will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CT.

Live results from the tournament are available at

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