UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor women's golf team will make its first-ever appearance at the NAIA National Championship when the Trojans tee it up at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
The 72-hole championship will begin on Tuesday with Taylor playing in the afternoon wave. The Trojans are scheduled to play 18 holes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before the field of 30 teams is cut to the top 17 teams and the top 40 individuals for Friday's final round.
Taylor is paired with Faulkner and William Penn for the first two rounds before the tournament will be re-paired based on results for the third and fourth rounds. The Trojans are scheduled to tee off beginning at 1:15 pm off hole No. 1 for the opening round on Tuesday. On Wednesday TU will begin play at 9:00 am off hole No. 12 (due to its proximity to the practice facility).
PGA National Resort is the host site for the 23rd annual NAIA women's golf national championship with The Squire Course serving as the venue for the tournament.
Taylor earned its first-ever bid to the national championship with a victory at the Crossroads League Championship on May 2. Taylor overcame an 8-shot deficit to No. 22 Marian in the final round to defeat the Knights along with Indiana Wesleyan for TU's first-ever Crossroads League title in women's golf.
The TU line-up will feature players with varied collegiate golf experience. The Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year, freshman Maddie Thomas, will occupy the No. 1 spot for TU. All-Crossroads League players Raquel Helton (So.) and Brittany Pfaff (Sr.) will play in spots two and three for TU. Junior Grace Elenbass is the Taylor No. 4 followed by sophomore Elizabeth Jackson at No. 5.
Admission to the championship is free and fans can follow live scoring online at GolfStat.com.