UW-Oshkosh begins its 2015 women's golf season by hosting a 10-team invitational this weekend at the Oshkosh Country Club. Golfers will play 18 holes on each of the two days of the tournament, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 5) and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 6).
Joining the Titans in their only home event of the season are golfers from Carroll University, Edgewood College, Marian University, St. Norbert College, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout and last year's UW-Oshkosh Invitational winner Viterbo University. UW-Oshkosh finished second at its own invitational last season, while UW-Stout went on to capture the WIAC championship.
The Titans follow their season opener with tournaments hosted by Viterbo University on Sept. 12-13, UW-Whitewater on Sept. 25-26 and UW-Stevens Point on Oct. 3-4. UW-Oshkosh concludes the season at the WIAC Championship on Oct. 9-11 at the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in Nekoosa.
Fourth-year head coach Liza Ruetten welcomes back four letter winners from last season, including two-time All-WIAC first team honoree McKenzie Paul.
During last year's regular season, UW-Oshkosh placed fourth of nine teams at the Viterbo University Invitational, seventh of 13 teams at the UW-Whitewater Invitational, and fourth of 14 teams at the UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational. Viterbo University won its own tournament, while Hope College (Mich.) took first place at the UW-Whitewater Invitational and UW-Stout at the UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational.
Paul tied for second place among 79 players at the UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational. She also tied for third place among 80 golfers at the UW-Whitewater Invitational and took fourth place among 54 players at the Viterbo University Invitational.
UW-Oshkosh placed third of seven teams at last season's WIAC Championship. Paul led the Titans in the 54-hole tournament with a fourth-place score of 243.