GRU Augusta Opens Season At Minnesota Invitational Monday

GRU Augusta Opens Season At Minnesota Invitational Monday

AUGUSTA, Ga. – With a season-ending national rank of No. 32 last year, the GRU Augusta Jaguars are ready to prove their status when they open the 2014-15 season at the Minnesota Invitational from Sept. 15-16 at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn.

The par-72, 6,119 Minikahda Course hosted the 1916 U.S. Open, 1927 U.S. Amateur, 1957 Walker Cup, 1988 U.S. Women's Amateur, 1998 Curtis Cup, and the 2013 Minnesota Invitational.

The Jaguars will compete against Cal State Fullerton, Colorado, East Carolina, Fresno State, Illinois, Kansas, Kent State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, SMU, Texas, and Texas State. The practice round begins on Sunday, Sept. 14, with the two-day tournament commencing on Monday, Sept. 15 for the first and second rounds and ending on Sunday, Sept. 16 for the final 18.

Last year, Kent State won the team title at 38-over-par (306-302-294—902), while Jennifer Ha, also of Kent State, prevailed in the individual competition at one-under-par (76-71-68—215).


"Our lineup has three familiar faces with our sophomore core players; Josefine, Jessica and Eunice. And we have added junior, Teresa Caballer Hernani, and freshman Sonya Knebel to the mix," head coach Kory Thompson said. "I am very excited about the level of depth we have this year with each player having the capability to shoot a low number. Minnesota will be a great test for us and we are anxious to get the season underway."


Teresa Caballer Hernani

Jessica Haigwood

Sonya Knebel

Josefine Nyqvist

Eunice Yi


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