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Feb. 12, 2015

Virginia at Florida State Match-Up Tournament
Dates Feb. 13-15
Location Tallahassee, Fla. | Southwood Golf Club
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Charlottesville, Va. – Fresh off a win at the UCF Challenge, the 16th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team stays in the Sunshine State to compete at the third annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Feb. 13-15.

The event is the most unique event in all of college golf as the 12 teams and 60 individuals play in pairs for a Match-Up championship, a team championship and an individual title.

When the invitations were sent out, six teams were initially invited to Tallahassee to play in the event. Those six teams were then able to contact a team of their choice to partner with for the tournament. The team partnerships this year consist of head coaches partnering up with the former assistant coaches who are now coaching their own programs, former college teammates, rivals, friends, and teams that have fun together. The goal of the tournament is to get the spring season kicked off with some fun and friendly competition.

The 12 teams will tee off in twosomes for the first two rounds and then in a final round shotgun in threesomes. The twosomes will consist of the partner teams playing together and for this year the partners are as follows: Florida State/Texas A&M, Mississippi State/Missouri, South Carolina/Virginia, Troy/Kennesaw State, Furman/Coastal Carolina, Georgia State/East Tennessee State.

The Cavaliers and Lady Gamecocks tee off starting at 10:36 a.m. from the No. 1 tee.

The match-up portion of the tournament will be determined by taking the best four scores from the partners (which is a total of 10 players) and the worst score to make the match up total. At the end of the tournament, the teams with the lowest score will win the match up. There will also be an individual champion along with a team champion crowned.

The Virginia lineup includes Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) Briana Mao (Folsom, Calif.), Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.), Elizabeth Sozokol (Winnetka, Ill.) and Alex Hershbereger (Basking Ridge, N.J.) Maho Hayakawa (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Sarah Kolodzik (Bellbrook, Ohio) will compete as individual competitors. Diaz-Yi is coming off her record-setting performance where she tied for first at the UCF Challenge, shooting a school record 9-under 207.

The University of Georgia won the tournament’s inaugural championship in 2013 with the Bulldogs and Oklahoma partnering to win the match-up championship. South Carolina and Texas A&M tied for the team title last year while UVa and Clemson teamed up to take the match-up championship.

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