VU women’s golf team set to take on highly-ranked field at SEC Championship

Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 3:25pm

Freshman Marina Alex will lead the Vanderbilt women’s golf team into the Southeastern Conference championships this weekend Cobblestone Park Golf Club (Blythewood, S.C.).

The Commodores are ranked 19th nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin team rankings but are just one of six ranked teams in the 12-team field. Auburn (No. 6), Alabama (No. 8) and LSU (No. 10) all are in the top 10.

Alex has the 10th-best stroke average (74.25) in the field and is 66th in the Golfweek/Sagarin individual rankings. Sophomore Megan Grehan is 13th in the SEC in stroke average (74.50).

Junior Brooke Goodwin’s seven-over par performance last Saturday led VU to a second-place finish in its most recent event, the Ladies Midwest Shootout – a one-day, 36-hole event.

The SEC Championship will consist of 18 holes Friday, Saturday and Sunday.