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UHV Women's Golf Set To Host Claud Jacobs Tourney

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UHV women's golfer Jocelyn Villafranca is about to play her first home tournament as a Jaguar. The freshman has played on Victoria golf courses before, but that was when she was at Cuero. This time, Villafranca and the Jaguars take on a top-notch field at the UHV Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate tournament.  Said Villafranca, "It'll be nice to stay here for the tournament. I'm really happy with the way the team's played so far overall."  UHV golf hosts the Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate tournament starting Sunday, with the women playing at The Club At Colony Creek. 

This year's event is scheduled for Feb. 17-19 with the men's golf tournament played at Victoria County Club and the women's tournament at The Club at Colony Creek. Special guest speaker at this year's tournament banquet will be Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst.

Currently 11 women's teams have committed to this year's event, while 12 men's teams have committed to the men's field.

Once again the fields will be strong on both the men's and women's side with two of the top three ranked junior college teams comprising the men's tournament field.

McLennan Community College is currently ranked No. 2 in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll, while Midland College in ranked No. 3. Ranger College and Tyler Junior College, two other talented junior college programs are also in the men's field.

Other teams in the men's field will include Houston-Victoria (2 teams), along with NCAA Division II schools UT-Permian Basin and Northwestern Oklahoma State. Texas Wesleyan, William Jessup, Houston St. Thomas and Our Lady of the Lake makes up the rest of the men's field.

On the women's side, 11th-ranked (NAIA) Texas Wesleyan and No. 7 (NJCAA) Tyler Junior College highlight the field which includes two NCAA D2 and three NCAA D3 schools.

Northwestern Oklahoma State and Texas A&M-International represent NCAA D2 in the field, while Schriener, UT-Dallas and UT-Tyler are D3 schools in the mix.

Other schools in this year's field include UH-Victoria, Houston St. Thomas, University of the Southwest and Range College.

Sponsorships for the tournament are also available in different packages, allowing those who participate an opportunity to be part of the three-day event.

The sponsorships range from the $2,500 presenting sponsor to a $100/$200-hole sponsorship. Sponsorships are also available at $1,000 for dinner sponsor, $750 for lunch sponsor, $500 for live-scoring sponsor, $500 for cart sponsor, and $400 for team sponsor.

A unique feature of the tournament includes a college-am on Saturday, Feb. 17, in which the college players team up with sponsors to play a round prior to the tournament, along with a Saturday night banquet.

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