Texas A&M (Women), Arizona State (Men) Claim No. 1 Seeds for Team Match Play Semifinals (Tuesday, 3-6 P.M. ET on GOLF Channel)
Women’s Semis: (1) Texas A&M vs. (4) UCLA; (2) Oregon vs. (3) Auburn Men’s Semis: (1) Arizona State vs. (4) Pepperdine; (2) Texas vs. (3) Vanderbilt
ATLANTA, (Oct. 24, 2022) – Texas A&M’s Blanca Fernández García-Poggio fired a 2-under 70 to claim women’s medalist honors at the East Lake Cup. Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent, reigning NCAA Individual National Champion, earned the men’s individual crown with a 4-under 68.
Fernández García-Poggio was the first Aggie out and opened with two quick birdies in her first three holes. The highlight of Fernández García-Poggio’s round was a seven-hole stretch between Hole Nos. 8 and 14 which the senior played in a clean 5-under. Despite a tough finish, the Spaniard held on for her second-career individual victory and propelled Texas A&M to the No. 1 seed.
“It’s cool, the course is amazing and it’s so pretty,” Fernández García-Poggio said. “It’s just amazing.”
Sargent put together a bogey-free front nine with birdies on Hole Nos. 5, 6 and 7. After a bogey on the 11th hole, Sargent rebounded to birdie the 12th and 14th. He finished with a 4-under-par score of 68, the best of any player in the field.
“I didn’t drive it great, but I just kind of stayed in position all day,” Sargent said. “I hit my irons pretty solid and just did a good job of staying below the hole and giving myself good looks… I didn’t hit a great shot on (No.) 11, but other than that, played really solid.”
*Transcripts of post-round interviews with players and coaches at the 2022 East Lake Cup are available here.
*Approved images of the individual stroke play winners of the 2022 East Lake Cup are available via this Dropbox link.
TUESDAY’S SEMIFINAL MATCHES:
Women’s: (No. 1) Texas A&M vs. (No. 4) UCLA; (No. 2) Oregon vs. (No. 3) Auburn
Men’s: (No. 1) Arizona State vs. (No. 4) Pepperdine; (No. 2) Texas vs. (No. 3) Vanderbilt
GOLF Channel’s live coverage of Tuesday’s semifinals of team match play will air from 3-6 p.m. ET. College Central Pre-Game (2:30-3 p.m. ET) will preview each semifinal match and provide updates on matches already in progress.
WOMEN’S DIVISION – INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY RESULTS:
1 Blanca Fernández García-Poggio (Texas A&M) (-2, 70)
T2 Hsin-Yu Lu (Oregon) (E, 72)
T2 Zoe Antoinette Campos (UCLA) (E, 72)
T2 Zoe Slaughter (Texas A&M) (E, 72)
T2 Briana Chacon (Oregon) (E, 72)
T2 Elina Sinz (Auburn) (E, 72)
T2 Adela Cernousek (Texas A&M) (E, 72)
T2 Ashleigh Park (Oregon) (E, 72)
TEAM RESULTS (determines seeding for Tuesday’s Match Play Semifinals):
Texas A&M (No. 1 seed) -1 Oregon (No. 2 seed) +1
Adela Cernousek (E, 72) Briana Chacon (E, 72)
Hailee Cooper (+4, 76) Ching-Tzu Chen (+5, 77)
Blanca Fernández García-Poggio (-2, 70) Hsin-Yu Lu (E, 72)
Jennie Park (+1, 73) Ashleigh Park (E, 72)
Zoe Slaughter (E, 72) Brittany Shin (+1, 73)
Auburn (No. 3 seed) +6 UCLA (No. 4 seed) +18
Anna Foster (+2, 74) Zoe Antoinette Campos (E, 72)
Rachel Gourley (+13, 85) Caroline Canales (+6, 78)
Megan Schofill (+2, 74) Alessia Nobilio (+3, 75)
Elina Sinz (E, 72) Emilie Paltrinieri (+9, 81)
Casey Weidenfeld (+2, 74) Annabel Wilson (+10, 82)
MEN’S DIVISION – INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY RESULTS:
1 Gordon Sargent (Vanderbilt) (-4, 68)
T2 Derek Hitchner (Pepperdine) (-3, 69)
T2 Luke Potter (Arizona State) (-3, 69)
T4 Josele Ballester (Arizona State) (-2, 70)
T4 Keaton Vo (Texas) (-2, 70)
T6 Preston Summerhays (Arizona State) (-1, 71)
T6 Michael Mjaaseth (Arizona State) (-1, 71)
T6 Alejandro Gonzalez (Texas) (-1, 71)
TEAM RESULTS (determines seeding for Tuesday’s Match Play Semifinals):
Arizona State (No. 1 seed) -7 Texas (No. 2 seed) -2
Josele Ballester (-2, 70) Alejandro Gonzalez (-1, 71)
Ryggs Johnston (+5, 77) Christiaan Maas (+1, 73)
Michael Mjaaseth (-1, 71) Mason Nome (+6, 78)
Luke Potter (-3, 69) Travis Vick (E, 72)
Preston Summerhays (-1, 71) Keaton Vo (-2, 70)
Vanderbilt (No. 3 seed) E Pepperdine (No. 4 seed) +4
Reid Davenport (+2, 74) Sam Choi (+3, 75)
William Moll (+2, 74) Luke Gifford (+1, 73)
Matthew Riedel (+3, 75) Derek Hitchner (-3, 69)
Gordon Sargent (-4, 68) Ian Maspat (+4, 76)
Cole Sherwood (E, 72) William Mouw (+3, 75)
NOTE: The top four scores for each team are used to calculate team totals
The East Lake Cup is being contested over three days, following the format from the final three days of the NCAA men’s and women’s golf national championships. Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday, Oct. 25-26, two match-play tournaments will be hosted simultaneously for the men’s and women’s divisions, with the semifinals taking place on Tuesday and the finals and consolation matches on Wednesday.
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