2018 SEC Women's Golf Championship
Greystone Golf & Country Club, Legacy Course (Par 72) - Hoover, Ala.
April 18-22, 2018
|DATE||ROUND||FIRST TEE TIME (CT)||TV|
|Tuesday, April 18||Practice Round||8:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, April 18||Round One||8 a.m.|
|Thursday, April 19||Round Two||8 a.m.|
|Friday, April 20||Round Three||8 a.m.|
|Saturday, April 21||Quarterfinals (Match Play)
Semi-Finals (Match Play)
|Sunday, April 22||Championship (Match Play)||8 a.m.||SEC Network|
This marks the sixth consecutive year for the Southeastern Conference Championship to be contested at the Greystone Golf and Country Club just outside of Birmingham, Alabama.
The 2018 event will mark the first in which the championship will extend to five days, with Match Play on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Three rounds of stroke play will occur the opening three rounds of the SEC Championship. The championship match on Sunday, April 22 will also be televised live on SEC Network.
The SEC Women's Golf Championship has been held since 1981, with Georgia claiming the most titles with 11. Auburn and Florida have captured nine championships.
Florida won the 2017 SEC Women's Golf Championship with a three-day total of 22-under 842 at Greystone's Legacy Course. The Gators entered the final day tied with a five-stroke lead and fired a final round 10-under 278 to claim their first SEC title since 2008. Florida also set a record for the lowest three-day SEC Championship total.
South Carolina's Katelyn Dambaugh claimed medalist honors with a 12-under 204. She carded rounds of 68, 70 and 66, and her three-day total is an SEC Championship record. Dambaugh, who was the 2016 runner-up, won the individual title by one stroke over Georgia's Harang Lee (205). Florida's Kelly Grassel (208) was third.
About the Legacy Course
As its name implies, The Legacy Course builds on its revered predecessor's strengths, heightening the challenge to players. Carved naturally from a visually dramatic landscape of placid lakes, meandering streams and the undulation of Alabama's Appalachian foothills, The Legacy requires unwavering physical and mental acumen. Designed by world-famous Architect, Rees Jones, each hole is an inviting yet demanding contest, allowing the player to visualize the shot. The Zoysia fairways and Bent Grass Greens found at Legacy provide members with surfaces that are both challenging and rewarding. The par-4 ninth hole will instill a healthy respect in even the most stalwart competitors. The green beckons a full 450 yards from the tournament tee, with the lure of several bunkers and a winding stream distracting one's attention. Surmounting these challenges may be achieved with accurate drives. but arriving at the green presents a final skills test. The slope and contour of the putting surface require absolute finesse. Another worthy challenge is the par-5 eighteenth hole. Reminiscent of the esteemed sixth hole at Congressional Country Club -¬ also a Rees Jones project -- this 540-yard nemesis takes the player through the saddle of a ridge and downhill to an enticing green protected by a lake. The finishing hole provides a real risk-reward test for those who brazenly attempt to reach the green in two shots. Designed to accommodate both member and PGA tournament play, The Legacy is destined to become a heavyweight among championship courses. Like its predecessor, the Legacy also provides a full complement of practice facilities.
The quaint Legacy Clubhouse opened in September 2001 and has been serving the dining needs of our members ever since. The small "cottage style" clubhouse contains The Falls, Legacy Lounge, Men's Grill, and Conference Room.