CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The 2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Women's Golf Championship begins this weekend, September 27-28, with the first 36 holes of the 72-hole Championship. This weekend's rounds will be played at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The final 36 holes will be played October 4-5 at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids. Play will begin at 10:00 a.m. on September 27 and at 9:00 a.m. on September 28. On the final weekend of the Championship, play will begin at 8:00 a.m. on October 4 and 11:00 a.m. on October 5. Coe College is the host of the 2013 Women's Golf Championship.
Pairings for play on the first day are determined by team stroke averages. The top four 18-hole scores on courses of at least 5,800 yards have been used to determine team stroke averages. Players from the three teams with the lowest stroke average (Wartburg, Simpson, Central) will play together as will players from the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-seeded teams (Luther, Coe, Dubuque) and players from the seventh- and eighth-seeded teams (Buena Vista, Loras).
Pairings for play in rounds two, three, and four will be based on each school's cumulative championship total.
Each school may enter five players for each round with the four best performances each day used to determine the team score.
AQ on the Line: In 2007, the NCAA expanded the size of the field for the Division III Women's Golf Championship and will again award automatic bids to qualifying conferences. The Iowa Conference women's golf champion will be the IIAC's automatic qualifier to the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship scheduled for May 13-16, 2014, at Mission Inn Golf Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Oglethorpe University is the host institution.