Record Setting College Golf at Briar's Creek
March 20, 2018 – Johns Island, SC – The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek and the College of Charleston hosted the Briar’s Creek Invitational Women’s Intercollegiate Golf Tournament on March 19 - 20, 2018. The tournament featured 16 schools (17 teams), 10 of which were represented in last year’s NCAA regionals, and six teams ranked in the top 50.
Teams representing the local area included the College of Charleston (host) and Charleston Southern University. Joining them were Boston College, Campbell, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Georgetown, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Penn State, South Florida, Texas Tech, and UNC Asheville.
North Carolina won the team title with a tournament record 16-under par 848, beating second place Campbell by 6 strokes. Illinois (+3), Penn State (+14) and Texas Tech (+18) round out the top 5 teams. The College of Charleston (+34) finished tied for 11th place with Kansas, and Charleston Southern (+77) finished in 17th. North Carolina’s Kelly Whaley was the top individual shooting 12-under par, also an event record for individual scoring.
The Briar’s Creek Invitational is three rounds (54 holes) and has quickly become one of the top intercollegiate women’s golf tournaments in the nation. The college teams play this Rees Jones designed course close to 6,200 yards at par 72, and face many exciting challenges. Putting surfaces are quick, and there is no shortage of water, wetlands and bunkers to contend with. Spectators are treated to dramatic shots around, across and along unspoiled Lowcountry marsh and river views.
Bob McNair, Owner of the golf club says, “We are very fortunate to host these great young players, and we love the chance to share the beauty of Briar’s Creek with the next generation of golfers.” Mr. McNair hosted the event, and members of Briar’s Creek sponsored the teams in attendance.
Briar’s Creek is located between Downtown Charleston and Kiawah Island, SC. Set on more than 800 acres of scenic Johns Island, this exclusive family retreat provides an unhurried lifestyle and world-class golf with no tee times. The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek was named America’s Best New Private Course in 2002, and the community is so pristine that Audubon International designated it a Silver Signature Sanctuary.
To learn more about the tournament, community and available real estate, visit https://www.briarscreeklandco.com/.