Feb. 9, 2017
|Virginia at Florida State Match-Up Tournament|
|Location||Tallahassee, Fla. | Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club|
|Team Stats||2016-17 UVa Stats|
|Live Scoring||Tournament Live Stats|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Tournament Central | Golfstat Rankings|
Charlottesville, Va. – The Virginia women’s golf team opens the spring portion of its schedule this weekend at the fifth annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club in Tallahassee, Feb. 10-12.
The event is the most unique tournament in all of college golf as the 12 teams and 66 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. UVA will face South Carolina in the match-up portion of the tournament. The other teams competing are Florida State, Texas A&M, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri, South Florida, Coastal Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Michigan State.
The Cavaliers and Lady Gamecocks tee off starting at 10:06 a.m. from the No. 10 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 Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz), Julia Ford (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas), Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and Maho Hayakawa (Lake Mary, Fla.). Ju Hee Bae (Chantilly, Va.) will compete as an individual.
Last year the Cavaliers finished ninth in the field at 45-over 909. ACC individual champion Lauren Coughlin led UVA with an eighth-place finish while Gonzales was 29th overall.
Live scoring of the tournament will be online at Golfstat.com.