Save the Date
March 2-4, 2018
44 Long Cove Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA (November 10, 2017) – Long Cove Club, in partnership with Darius Rucker and the University of South Carolina, is hosting the 7th annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Golf Tournament presented by The Kroger Co. and Reynolds Consumer Products. The tournament will be held March 2-4, 2018, at Long Cove Club’s nationally acclaimed golf course on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Top teams from around the country will travel to the island to compete for the title. When Puggy Blackmon, USC Director of Golf, contacted Darius Rucker about a women’s intercollegiate golf tournament, he responded, “Absolutely. I’m in.” Rucker is a USC alumnus and avid golfer.
Kicking off the event will be a Darius Rucker concert at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The concert will be a private event for players, coaches, sponsors and Long Cove Club residents. “Last year, we had an overwhelming response to ticket sales within our gates,” says Rob Ryan, Tournament Chair, “the concert is expected to be a sell out to sponsors and Long Cove residents again in 2018.”
“This has become a signature event on the women’s collegiate schedule and the membership of Long Cove Club is thrilled to once again play host to these top collegiate teams,” says Ryan. Joining the University of South Carolina will be: University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Arizona State University, Auburn University, Baylor University, Duke University, Furman University, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, University of North Carolina, Northwestern University, Oklahoma State University, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University. The teams will be housed in private vacation homes on Hilton Head Island.
Bob Patton, Long Cove Club Director of Golf, states, “We are once again extremely excited to host what has quickly become one of the nation’s premiere women’s intercollegiate golf tournaments.” Spectators are welcome during the days of play. Tee times begin at 8:30 am on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 2 and 8:00 am on Sunday, March 4. “Golf fans should take advantage of seeing some rising stars; these women collegiate players are definitely worth watching,” says Patton.