East Lake Cup Collegiate Match Play Championship
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Monday, Nov. 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 3
TV: Golf Channel: 2-5 p.m. ET (Live)
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 1, 2015 – Coming off dramatic conclusions to the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships in late May and early June, the four semifinal schools will reconvene to compete in the inaugural East Lake Cup collegiate match play championship, airing live on Golf Channel Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 2-3 at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., benefitting the East Lake Foundation.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: The men’s division will feature a rematch of the National Championship semifinals. The four participating schools include: reigning National Champions Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of Southern California (USC), who lost to LSU in the Championship match; the University of Illinois, who has won three of their last four fall collegiate events and is currently the top-ranked team in the country according to the GCAA Coaches Rankings, and the University of Georgia (UGA), two-time national champions (1999 and 2005)
The women’s division features three of the top four-ranked teams in the current Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. 2015 NCAA Women’s National Champion Stanford University headlines the women’s field that includes 2015 championship runner-up Baylor University; the University of Southern California (USC), currently the top-ranked team in the country in both the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and Golfstat Relative Ranking; and six-time national champions Duke University
FORMAT: Two match-play tournaments will be contested simultaneously for the men’s and women’s divisions. Monday, Nov. 2 will feature the semifinals and Tuesday, Nov. 3 will feature the finals and consolation matches. Within both the semifinals and finals, the competing teams will pair five players in singles matches.
MONDAY’S SEMIFINAL MATCHES PAIRINGS
|Stanford (No. 1)||vs.||Duke (No. 4)|
|Shannopn Aubert||Gurbani Singh|
|Lauren Kim||Leona Maguire|
|Mariah Stackhouse||Virginia Carta|
|Casey Danielson||Celine Boutier|
|Quirine Eijkenboom||Sandy Choi|
|Baylor (No. 2)||vs.||USC (No. 3)|
|Lauren Whyte||Karen Chung|
|Giovanna Maymon||Kyung Kim|
|Maggie Beth Byers||Robynn Ree|
|L. Gateau-Chovelon||Gabriella Then|
|Laura Lonardi||Tiffany Chan|
|LSU (No. 1)||vs.||Georgia (No. 4)|
|Brandon Pierce||Jamie Rivarola|
|Sam Burns||Sepp Straka|
|Zach Wright||Zach Healy|
|Nathan Jeansonne||Greyson Sigg|
|Eric Ricard||Lee McCoy|
|USC (No. 2)||vs.||Illinois (No. 3)|
|Jonah Texeira||Dylan Meyer|
|Justin Suh||Thomas Detry|
|Rico Hoey||Charlie Danielson|
|Andrew Levitt||Alex Burge|
|Sean Crocker||Nick Hardy|
Monday’s semifinal matches will begin at 10:05 a.m. ET, with the last semifinal match starting at 1:15 p.m. ET. Tee times are attached.
Online Media Center
Press releases, tee times, interview transcripts, logos and images from the East Lake Cup will be available during the East Lake Cup at the East Lake Cup Online Media Center – available on NBC Sports Group Press Box, NBC Sports’ official press site.
East Lake Cup Press Contacts:
Jeremy Friedman, Golf Channel Communications: 407-721-9752 c, Jeremy.Friedman@golfchannel.com
Tom Sprouse, East Lake Cup Media Director: 614-519-1873 c, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Szklinski, Golf Channel Communications: 814-880-6933 c, Jeff.Szklinski@golfchannel.com
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