It may be Masters week, but college golf is coming to Providence in a big way. The Brown University Women’s Golf Team is hosting the Brown Bear Invitational collegiate golf tournament. Led by head coach Danielle Griffiths, the lady Brown Bears are hosting the 6th annual event Saturday through Monday, April 11-13. The venue is the Metacomet Country Club  in East Providence. Metacomet is the home course of the lady Brown Bears.

The Brown Bears will compete against 16 teams from colleges and universities including; Dartmouth, Princeton, Penn, Yale, Siena, Boston U., Hartford, Sacred Heart, Long Island, Quinnipiac, Albany, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Farleigh Dickinson, Central Connecticut and Providence College.

The Metacomet golf course was built along the banks of Narragansett Bay at the mouth of the Providence River. The course is the original layout as designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross in 1901. Other than growth and nature, the venue remains as Ross envisioned it.

The three day event gets under way Saturday with registration and practice round tee times at 11am. Competitive play goes off the first tee at 10 o’clock Sunday morning with a shotgun start at 10am Monday.

Griffiths is in her eighth year as Brown Head Coach of the women’s golf program and has left her mark since taking over in 2007. She has rebuilt and elevated the squad to solid contender status in the Ivy League. She has upgraded the Bears schedule, its recruiting efforts and overall level of play.

A former assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Virginia coach Griffiths is 1997 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she captained the women’s golf team and received the Coach’s Award in 1997.

The Brown BEAR Invitational at Metacomet Country Club this Saturday thru Monday offers a real chance to see future LPGA Tour players in the making on what looks to be the first sun drenched weekend in New England of this 2015 golf season.

Enjoy the weather and support the lady Brown Bears at the ‘Bout on the Bay’.