Oct. 3, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - The fourth-ranked Arizona women's golf team has added the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational to its fall schedule, second-year head coach Greg Allen announced Wednesday. The tournament replaces the Golf World Invitational on the Wildcats' schedule, after officials from the publication decided to cancel the annual event in light of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
"As a result of these events, with great regret, we feel it both prudent and necessary to cancel this year's Golf World Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational," said Golf World magazine publisher Peter Gross in a letter to coaches of teams that were slated to participate in the event. "This decision to cancel the 16th year of our tournament is not taken lightly and was the result of several conflicts."
Auburn decided to host a tournament the same weekend as the canceled Golf World Invitational featuring the same 12 teams. The teams that will compete in the new event are Arizona, Auburn, Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Southern California, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Tulsa and UCLA.
The newly scheduled event will be a 54-hole tournament, contested at the Auburn University Club Course Nov. 9-11. The Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational will be the final fall tournament for Arizona.
Arizona next travels to Corvallis, Ore., for the Oregon State Invitational to be held Oct. 8-11 at Trysting Tree Golf Club, site of its 20-stroke victory at the 2000 NCAA West Regional.