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Palm Beach Ready to Host Golf Action this Weekend and Beyond

13 Apr, 2018


Golf continues to define the sports event scene in The Palm Beaches. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Lynn University is partnering to host the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton. The event will take place from April 15-17, 2018. The Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship features 54 holes of stroke play to determine an individual and team champion.

Having received numerous awards since its opening in 2010, Osprey Point Golf Course is one of the top public golf courses in Florida. Featuring 27 holes spread out in three nine-hole courses, Osprey Point provides a serene setting with a Platinum Paspalum turf, which presents a lush playing surface from tee to green.

The SSC consists of 11 member institutions, all within the state of Florida: Barry University (Miami Shores), Eckerd College (St. Petersburg), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach), Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne), Florida Southern College (Lakeland), Lynn University (Boca Raton), Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale), Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach), Rollins College (Winter Park), Saint Leo University (Saint Leo), and the University of Tampa.

Team and individual champions will represent the Sunshine State Conference at the NCAA Regionals. The women’s regional will take place from May 7-10, at the Germantown Country Club in Germantown, Tennessee. The NCAA Women’s National Championship will be held May 16-20 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. The NCAA will announce all championship competitors on Friday, April 27.

Lynn University has a rich tradition in sports. Home to 23 total national championships, few collegiate athletic programs rival the success of the Fighting Knights. Three of Lynn's  National Championships are in women’s golf (1997, 2013, and 2014). Sunshine State Conference schools have won 102 total NCAA National Championships in baseball, softball, men’s golfs, women’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission”, said Ed Pasque, Commissioner of the Sunshine State Conference.  “We have the best NCAA student-athletes in the Sunshine State Conference, and we are looking forward to a great championship in Palm Beach County.”

“Lynn University is honored to host the 2018 Sunshine State Women’s Golf Championships”, remarked Devin Crosby, Director of Athletics for Lynn University.  “We are additionally thankful for our close relationship with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and we are looking forward to the economic benefits that will be created by hosting the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship.”

Tournament tee times begin at 8 am during the three-day tournament. For more information on the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship, please visit www.sunshinestateconference.com.

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