DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - With five new faces on the Seminole State Women's Golf team, Coach Christa Teno will have a lot of questions to ask during the fall 2019 season. Many of the answers will start to formulate on Friday as the team will participate in the 2019 Lady Falcon Invite at the LPGA International Golf Club hosted by Daytona State College. The Raiders will enjoy a practice round on Thursday, then 18 holes a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Daytona State and Seminole State have won all five of the National Championships since 2015 (DSC has 3, SSC has 2).
Teno plans to take six golfers to the event. Five will be competing in the team competition where the best four scores count each day. One will be competing as an individual, to gain valuable experience on the course of the 2021 National Championship (2020 will be in Kansas and 2022 will be hosted by Seminole State at Timacuan Golf Club).
The starting five are:
- Minori Nagano, Freshman from Tokyo, Japan
- Sophia Warren, Sophomore from Lakewood Ranch, Florida
- Alex Giles, Sophomore from Bristol, England
- Ranida Inpan, Freshman from Nakhonsawan, Thailand
- Paige Wilson, Freshman from Groveland, Florida
Freshman Alexandra Stevenson (Durham, England) will be competing as an individual.
- Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation every year since 2009
- All four 2019 graduates, Tai Anudit (Kennesaw State), Sam Brimhall (Jacksonville University); Brigitte Clements (Embry-Riddle) and Maria Cowan (Bethune-Cookman) are playing at four-year programs
- The 2019-20 team returns three All-Americans (Alex Giles, Sophia Warren and Karn Thantamnu, 2017)
- Coach Christa Teno was named LPGA Coach of the Year (2018) and inducted into the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame (May 2017)
- Seminole State and Seminole County will host the 2022 NJCAA Women's Golf National Championship at Timacuan Golf Club
- For sponsorship information, please email Kurt Esser, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Seminole State Raiders:
The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State sponsors five sports all competing in the NJCAA Division I. Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
For more about Raider Athletics, visit SeminoleStateRaiders.com, follow us on Twitter: @buildingRaiders and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/buildingRaiders/. Fans can follow the Raider Women's Golf team on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleStateWomensGolf/).
Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092, email@example.com