April 14, 2011
Vanderbilt junior Marina Alex is back to defend her 2010 individual championship, and her Commodore teammates want to improve on their second-place finish from a year ago at the 2011 SEC Women’s Golf Championship at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. The 54-hole tournament will take place April 15-17.
The Commodores finished second in the team standings at last year’s event in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Alabama by four strokes. Alex claimed medalist honors after defeating Tennessee’s Erica Popson in a playoff. It was Vanderbilt’s second SEC individual championship – May Wood was the medalist at the 2004 SEC Championship.
“We are going to go into the event with a positive attitude and take it one shot at a time,” said Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen. “We’ll head out there, give it all we’ve got, and then add the scores up at the end.”
Event: 2011 SEC Championship
Site: Auburn University Club, Auburn, Ala.
Course Setup: Par 72, 6,364 yards Format: Three-day, 54-holes. Fixed tee times off of number one and number 10.
Defending Team Champion: Alabama (848), Runner up – Vanderbilt (852)
Defending Individual Champion: Marina Alex (208)
Vanderbilt History at SEC’s: The Commodores have won one team title (2004), and finished runner up one time (2010). Individually, Alex and May Wood (2004) have claimed medalist honors.