by Benny Benton
WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College women's golf team will compete in five tournaments during the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule
The Lady Bulldogs will kick off the season by hosting the Cutter Creek Invitational at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Kinston. This will mark the fifth year in a row Barton has started the year with this tournament.
Eleven days later, the team will begin a demanding slate of three tourneys in a span of just over two weeks. The Lady Bulldogs will compete in the Battle at Old South in Bluffton, S.C. (September 22-23) and the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (October 1-2) before closing out the stretch at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational in Salisbury, N.C. (October 8-9).
Barton played in all three events a year ago.
Ashley Leonard, who is beginning her sixth season as head coach, said the Battle at Old South in particular "will once again show us where we are as a team with such a high-quality field."
BC will wrap up the fall with some Halloween fun at the Jekyll O'Lantern Invitational, a new event on the Lady Bulldogs' schedule. The tournament will be played at Jekyll Island Golf Club in Jekyll Island, Ga., October 29 and 30.
"Our schedule this fall will once again challenge our ladies," Leonard said. "However, this team could do some very special things with a lot of hard work and determination. Coming off a third-place showing at the conference tournament, this team will be motivated to compete at a high level."
The Lady Bulldogs return five players from last year's roster, including a pair of rising seniors, and have added three newcomers to the mix for 2018-19.
"We have three new incoming players who will look to make an impact early," Leonard said. "I am very excited to see the competition on our team this fall and watch the ladies battle."
NOTE: The 2018 Barton College women's golf fall schedule is subject to change. Fans are encouraged to check the women's golf schedule page on www.BartonBulldogs.com throughout the season to confirm dates, times and locations.