ARLINGTON, Texas -- The inaugural UT Arlington women's golf team's fall season comes to a close this week at the 2017 Little Rock Golf Classic at Diamante Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Ark.
The 54-hole event consists of one round in each of the next three days, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The low four scores among each program's 5-golfer team will count toward the team score each day. The 14-team field will begin the second round on Monday at 8:30 a.m. The final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.
The Mavericks join programs from Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, Jacksonville State, host Little Rock, ULM, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Utah Valley and UTRGV.
UTA will feature all six golfers on its roster with junior Rachel Phillips (Plano) competing in the tournament as an individual. True freshmen Sydney Garber (Rockwall), Madigan Murray (McKinney), Ava Schwienteck (Magnolia) and Kate Tran (Arlington) and redshirt freshman Allison Wade (Arlington) will compete for the team title.
UTA is scheduled to begin Sunday's first round at 8:30 a.m. off the 10th tee with groups going off every 10 minutes. The Mavericks are paired with golfers from UTRGV and ULM. Phillips will begin on the first tee at 10:10 a.m. and will play with golfers from Central Arkansas and Arkansas State.
Diamante Golf Club will be configured at 6,076 yards and par 72 for the Little Rock Golf Classic.
Golf Digest magazine officially ranked Diamante as the number one golf course in Arkansas from 1997 through 2000. In 2009, the magazine ranked our Hot Springs Village golf course as the 38th most difficult course in the United States. Private Clubs magazine labeled Diamante as a "Monster Course" in 2006 and included it as one of the "10 Toughest ClubCorp Courses." Additionally, in 2006, hole No. 17 was voted as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette readers' favorite par four hole in the state of Arkansas.
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