July 24, 2013
Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen, now in his seventh year as the Commodores' mentor, announced the team's 2013-14 schedule, one that has his squad taking part in the nation's toughest tournaments. Vanderbilt will host their prestigious tournament, the Mason Rudolph Championship, September 20-22 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club's North Course.
"Once again we've got a very competitive schedule that will put us up against the best teams in the country in some really great tournaments," Allen said. "We also have the opportunity to get our team to all parts of the country, which I think is important when it comes time for the NCAA Regional Championship. The fall season will give us a chance to see the NCAA golf course in the Fall Preview at Tulsa Country Club. One of the strongest fields we will see is at our own Mason Rudolph. We make a return to UNC's tournament where we have enjoyed success in the past. And we end the fall in one of our team's favorite tournaments at Stanford.
"Our spring schedule is very similar to last year with the exception of a return trip to Phoenix for ASU's tournament against the best teams from the west. It should be a fun year."
Vanderbilt will play four tournaments in the fall and five in the spring, with the season getting underway September 9-11 at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview in Tulsa, Okla. The event is a chance for teams to play the Tulsa Country Club, the site of the 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championship. Following the preview, the Commodores come home to welcome the nation's best teams to the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin September 20-22 in the 13th rendition of the event.
On October 11-13, the Commodores travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to play in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational, and then conclude their fall season October 26-28 at the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.
The spring season begins for Vanderbilt in Bradenton, Fla., at the Central District Invitational in an event hosted by Michigan State February 17-18. The Darius Rucker Intercollegiate follows March 7-9 in Hilton Head, and March 14-16, the Commodores travel to the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate in Augusta, Ga. Vanderbilt returns to the Ping ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., after a year hiatus from the tournament March 29-31, and then heads to Birmingham for the SEC Championship at the Greystone Golf Club's Founder Course April 18-20.
Postseason sites for this year's NCAA Regionals are Florida State, Oklahoma State, and Washington, with all taking place May 8-10. The NCAA Championship will take place May 20-23 in Tulsa.