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USF Women's Golf Opens the 2007 Spring Season at 2007 Papa John's Invitational

Feb. 16, 2007

(San Francisco) - USF women's golf opens the 2007 Spring Season when it opens play in the 2007 Papa John's Invitational, hosted by Miami at Don Shula's Golf Course. The Dons will compete against a strong field in the second East Coast trip in program history, beginning Sunday, February 18 through Tuesday with 18 holes each day. Junior Jessica Potter and freshman Christina Stockton lead USF into action as the Dons begin the drive for the sixth NCAA Regional berth in program history.

Now in its third season, the Papa John's Invitational opens play Sunday at 9:30 AM (PT) with a shotgun start. Monday and Tuesday tee times begin at 6:00 AM (PT). The 12-team tournament field features five top-50 teams - No. 27 San Jose State, No. 37 Furman, No. 39 San Francisco, No. 45 Louisville and No. 46 Augusta State. Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Elon, Georgia State, South Florida, Xavier and the host Hurricanes round out the field.

"We would really like to continue the momentum that we garnered lastfall as a team," USF head coach Josh Cupp said. "We are lucky to compete against such strong competition. As much improvement as we showed in the fall, everyone feels there is still a long way to go."

Joining Potter and Stockton on the travel squad are senior Kristin Nichols, sophomore Andrea Zwartynski and freshman Natasha Podmore. Cupp expects the team to compete in its opening tournament.

"There is not a student-athlete boarding the plane Friday morning that doesn't think their stroke average is about to drop significantly. We have big dreams as a team and we look at every tournament now as a venue to show everyone just how badly we want to see those dreams realized," Cupp said.

Log on to USFDons.com for all tournament scores and recaps after each round.