March 9, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's golf team begins its spring season this week when it hosts the 20th annual Lady Eagle Invitational. The tournament, which will be Mar. 10-11, will be played at the par-72, 6,111-yard Hattiesburg Country Club.
Participating in the tournament along with Southern Miss are Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, Jackson State, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Murray State, New Orleans, South Alabama, Stephen F. Austin, UAB, UT-Pan American and Western Kentucky. William Carey will play as individuals.
Teeing off in the No. 1 position is senior Brandi Rodriguez at 10:52 a.m. The Orlando, Fla., native leads the team with a stroke average of 75.21. She closed the fall season by earning medalist honors at the UAB Fall Beach Bash.
Teeing off in the No. 2 position is sophomore Juliana Herrera at 10:44 a.m. CT. In three tournaments this year, Herrera has a stroke average of 75.50.
Senior Lauren Judson will tee off in the No. 3 position at 10:36 a.m. CT. This year, she has a stroke average of 78.27.
Freshman Devon Spriddle will tee off in the No. 4 position at 10:28 a.m. CT. The Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, native is currently averaging 82.00 strokes per round through 14 rounds.
In the No. 5 position is sophomore Jennifer Nguyen. The Slidell, La., native is averaging 81.73 strokes per round this year.
Emily Ross, Kaylee Random, MacKenzie Kelly and Charlotte McLoughlin will play as individuals.
Southern Miss Lineup
1. Brandi Rodriguez
2. Juliana Herrera
3. Lauren Judson
4. Devon Spriddle
4. Jennifer Nguyen