Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s golf looks to finish a tremendous fall portion of its 2019-20 season strong as it heads to Macon, Ga., for the Idle Hour Collegiate Championship, hosted by fellow Southern Conference member, Mercer, at a venue which bears the tournament name – the par-72, 6,083-yard Idle Hour Club.
The 54-hole championship event opens with 36 holes of continuous play with a shotgun start on Monday, Nov. 4 with the final 18 holes slated for Tuesday, Nov. 5. Sunday’s practice round is also slated to include the Idle Hour Collegiate Par 3 Shoot-Out event. Live scoring is scheduled to be provided through BirdieFire.com.
In addition to the host Bears and WCU, fellow SoCon-member, UNCG, is also slated to be in the 16-team field. Others competing for the team championship include Boise State, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Daytona State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, Lamar, Seton Hall, Southern Mississippi, Radford, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Troy. WCU’s scoring five is slated to be paired with UNCG and Seton Hall.
WCU has posted four-consecutive, top-five team finishes this fall, led by sophomore transfer Madison Isaacson who is playing at the No. 1 position at Idle Hour. With a seasonal stroke average of 73.89 through her first nine competitive rounds, Isaacson ranks inside the top 10 in scoring average in the Southern Conference this fall.
Isaacson will be flanked by upperclassmen junior Maya White (76.89) and senior Briana Plummer (76.67) in the second and third flights at the fall finale. White finished tied for 65th and Plummer tied for 56th at last year’s Idle Hour Collegiate. Rounding out WCU’s scoring five are freshman Bailee Twiford (77.33) and junior Hazel Martin (80.33), WCU’s top returner to the same event from a year ago with a 50th-place finish.
Complete results and recaps of each day of competition will be made available online at CatamountSports.com.