2022 SEC Women's Golf Championship
April 13-17, 2022
Greystone Golf and Country Club - Legacy Course (Par 72) - Hoover, Alabama
This marks the ninth 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, 2015-21).
The 2022 event will mark the fourth consecutive in which the championship will feature both stroke and match play, with match play on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. Three rounds of stroke play will occur the opening three 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 2022.
Auburn swept Mississippi State, 5-0-0, in Sunday's match play final last season to capture the 10th conference title in program history and first under head coach Melissa Luellen.
Kaleigh Telfer and Megan Schofill were the first to win their matches, both winning 1-up. Telfer made a birdie putt on 18 to break the tie and secure the victory while Schofill grabbed the lead on 13 and never looked back.
Then, with Brooke Sansom, Mychael O'Berry and Elena Hualde Zuniga all leading on the final three holes, it came down to who was going to secure their match first. It was Zuniga, the only fifth-senior year on the team, who made birdie on the 16th hole to clinch a 3&2 victory. From there, the celebration was on.
All five players either won or finished ahead in their match when it ended.
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.
SEC Women's Golf Champions