The Alabama Sports Foundation, in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference (SEC), announced that Greystone Golf and Country Club will be host to the 2013 through 2016 SEC Women’s Golf Championship.
“Greystone’s rich tradition in golf includes hosting 15 Champions Tour events, as well as annually hosting for the past 20 years one of the top 20 amateur tournaments in the country, The Greystone Invitational,” said Calvin Bolling, general manager of Greystone Golf and Country Club. “Our goal is to provide a formidable challenge to the best collegiate women in the country, while sharing a taste of our southern hospitality.”
The championship will consist of 14 teams competing in three rounds of tournament play. This will be only the second time that the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area has hosted the SEC Women’s Golf Championship since it began in 1981.
The SEC has a strong history in women’s collegiate golf, with four NCAA National Championships. SEC teams have finished in the top ten every year except two since 1983 and have had six NCAA Individual Champions. The University of Georgia still holds the record of total SEC Championships won with eleven, but the Auburn Tigers follow close behind with nine wins, including both 2011 and 2012.
“We are excited about our women’s golf championship coming to Greystone Golf and Country Club, while also expanding our relationship with the City of Hoover with another quality SEC event,” Commissioner Mike Slive said. “Hoover’s dedication to the conference, along with the expertise the Alabama Sports Foundation has in running high-level golf events, will certainly give SEC teams and fans a great postseason experience.”
For more information, visit www.SECSports.com.