For the first time in the University’s history, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will field a women’s golf team when the Cougars tee off Monday morning.
The Cougars will compete at Texas A&M’s “Mo”Morial Invitational on the 6,206-yard, par-72 course at The Traditions Club. Junior Courtney Ferguson, sophomore Raegan Bremer and freshman Emily Gilbreth will play as Cougars for the first time under the leadership of head coach Gerrod Chadwell.
“We have a good mix. We were able to add some transfers to give us experience, and we have freshmen who have learned a lot,” Chadwell said. “We are right where I expected with only a week of practice. I am excited to see where we are at so we can evaluate and get better.”
This will be the first new sports program to compete at UH since softball began play in 2001, and Chadwell couldn’t be more excited for this day to come.
“From putting out at the NCAA Championships (with his former Oklahoma team) to this day now, it feels like it’s been four or five years. During the summer, I didn’t know if it would ever get here,” Chadwell said. “This is what I enjoy the most. I enjoy watching them play and helping them out in competition. I am looking forward to it.”
UH versus UTSA time
Fox Sports announced Monday that the Sept. 28 game at UTSA will kick off at 3 p.m. on a Fox network to be determined.
The game marks the first meeting between the two programs and is UH’s fourth game of the season, following its Sept. 21 Bayou Bucket Game vs. Rice at Reliant Stadium.
UH enters its first bye week of the season this week at 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the American Athletic Conference after defeating Temple 22-13 Saturday in Philadelphia. The Cougars opened the season with a 62-13 win over Southern at Reliant Stadium.