Ole Miss wins 2019 SEC Women's Golf Championship
April 17-21, 2019
Legacy Course - Greystone Golf and Country Club - Birmingham, Alabama
This marks the seventh consecutive year for the Southeastern Conference Championship to be contested in at the Greystone Golf and Country Club in the Birmingham metro area. The SEC has conducted its annual championship at Greystone since 2013 (Founder's Course 2013-14, 2015-18).
The 2019 event will mark the second consecutive in which the championship will extend to a fourth day, with Match Play on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Three rounds of stroke play will occur the opening two days of the championship. The final round on Sunday was televised live on SEC Network for the first time in 2018 and will continue to be shown to a national audience once again in 2019.
Arkansas won its first Southeastern Conference women's golf championship by defeating South Carolina 3-2 in the match play final at the 2018 event.
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.