Campbell back in action Monday at UNCG Starmount Fall Classic

Lisbeth Brooks and head coach John Crooks
(photo by Mark Seldin)
Lisbeth Brooks and head coach John Crooks (photo by Mark Seldin)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Coach John Crooks and Campbell University seek to continue a run of success next week at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic women's golf tournament.

The Camels have placed among the top four teams in each of their last three trips to Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, including a victory in 2009.  Campbell was fourth in both 2011 and 2012.

CU won the Golfweek Program Challenge to open the 2013 fall schedule, then finished 12th last week at the rain-shortened Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship.

Campbell will enter the Starmount Fall Classic ranked 18th in the country in average score (73.6), according to Golfstat and rated among the nation's top 25 in five other statistical categories.  The Camels stand 10th in greens in regulation (70.1%), 12th in fairways hit (78.5%), 16th in both par-four scoring (4.17) and short game percentage (48.6%) and 24th in score vs. par (+2.6).

Individually, sophomore Tahnia Ravnjak stands seventh in the country in putts on greens in regulation (1.724), tied for 12th in average putts (28.8) per round and is tied for the lowest round in the nation (66) thus far in the 2013-14 season.  She won her first collegiate title at the Golfweek Program Challenge (76-69-66—211), tying the school 18- and 54-hole records in the process.

Junior Lisbeth Brooks is tied for 35th in greens in regulation (75%) and is 45th in fairway percentage (84.3).  Senior Kaylin Yost is 46th in fairways hit (84.1%) and 49th in greens in regulation.

A native of Waunakee, Wis., Brooks has produced a pair of top-20 individual finishes in her first two trips to Starmount.  She finished 18th as a freshman in 2011 before tying for 12th (73-75-73) to lead the team last year on the par-71, 6265-yard layout.

The 54-hole event begins with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start for Monday's first two rounds.  Tuesday's final round is a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.