FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
PAIRINGS REVEALED FOR MONDAY’S SEMIFINAL MATCHES AT EAST LAKE CUP COLLEGIATE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Semifinalists from the 2015 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships in May to Reconvene, Airing Live on Golf Channel
Defending National Champions Stanford (Women) and LSU (Men) Headline Field
Women’s Field: Stanford, Baylor, USC and Duke
Men’s Field: LSU, USC, Illinois, Georgia
Website: East Lake Cup
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 31, 2015 – The pairings for Monday’s semifinal matches of the inaugural East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Ga. were revealed today as the head coaches for both the women’s and men’s divisions selected their respective lineups.
The East Lake Cup will be staged on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 2-3 at historic East Lake Golf Club and air live on Golf Channel each day from 2-5 p.m. ET. The first match begins at 10:05 a.m. ET on Monday.
|Stanford (No. 1)||vs.||Duke (No. 4)||Baylor (No. 2)||vs.||USC (No. 3)|
|Shannopn Aubert||Gurbani Singh||Lauren Whyte||Karen Chung|
|Lauren Kim||Leona Maguire||Giovanna Maymon||Kyung Kim|
|Mariah Stackhouse||Virginia Carta||Maggie Beth Byers||Robynn Ree|
|Casey Danielson||Celine Boutier||L. Gateau-Chovelon||Gabriella Then|
|Quirine Eijkenboom||Sandy Choi||Laura Lonardi||Tiffany Chan|
|LSU (No. 1)||vs.||Georgia (No. 4)||USC (No. 2)||vs.||Illinois (No. 3)|
|Brandon Pierce||Jamie Rivarola||Jonah Texeira||Dylan Meyer|
|Sam Burns||Sepp Straka||Justin Suh||Thomas Detry|
|Zach Wright||Zach Healy||Rico Hoey||Charlie Danielson|
|Nathan Jeansonne||Greyson Sigg||Andrew Levitt||Alex Burge|
|Eric Ricard||Lee McCoy||Sean Crocker||Nick Hardy|
The winning teams on Monday will advance to compete in the championship match on Tuesday, with the runners-up competing in the consolation match.
Pairings for the East Lake Cup are determined when the top seeded team selects to either pick first or defer. If the top seeded team picks first, then the lower seeded team follows with the next two picks. If the top seeded team defers then the lower seeded team picks first and the top seeded team follows with the next two picks. The sequence follows the pattern of the first round of picks until all players are selected.
The Nos. 1 and 2 seeds are the winners and runners-up from the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. Seed Nos. 3 and 4 are based on how the teams were ranked going into Match Play at the NCAAs.
No. 1-Stanford, No. 2-Baylor, No. 3-USC, No. 4-Duke
No. 1-LSU, No. 2-USC, No. 3-Illinois, No. 4-Georgia
Two match-play tournaments will be contested simultaneously at East Lake Golf Club for the women’s and men’s divisions, with five players competing for each team. Monday, Nov. 2 will feature the semifinals:
Stanford vs. Duke
Baylor vs. USC
LSU vs. Georgia
USC vs. Illinois
The finals and consolation matches will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Stanford claimed their first NCAA Women’s Team National Championship in May over Baylor 3 to 2 when Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse defeated Baylor’s Hayley Davis on the first playoff hole in the fifth and final match. In the semifinal matches, Baylor defeated Duke 3 to 2 and Stanford defeated USC 3 to 2.
LSU won its first men’s golf NCAA Men’s Team National Championship in 50 years this past June, defeating USC 4 to 1 after senior All-American Ben Taylor earned the deciding point by rolling in a nine-foot par putt to claim a 1-up victory. In the semifinal matches, LSU defeated Georgia 3-1-1 and USC defeated Illinois, also 3-1-1.
EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB
The historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA is the home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is the oldest golf course in the city of Atlanta. Over the years, the golf course has hosted many national and regional championships, including the 1950 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 1963 Ryder Cup, and 2001 U.S. Men’s Amateur. It is now the permanent home of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. Additional information may be found at www.eastlakegolfclub.com.
The East Lake Cup is designed to highlight the best of college golf as well as draw attention to the work of the East Lake Foundation. The Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to helping families build better lives and children reach their highest potential through its holistic approach to community revitalization incorporating mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education and community wellness.
The East Lake Cup, benefitting the East Lake Foundation, also will present the Tom Cousins Award, a new annual recognition of an outstanding male and female golfer who exemplify the values of the East Lake Foundation: excels in academics, engaged in his or her community and has overcome adversity. This award is named for Tom Cousins, founder of the East Lake Foundation, which transformed a community in despair into a thriving neighborhood, now a national model for community redevelopment through Purpose Built Communities.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, Nov. 2
10:05 a.m. Semifinal Matches Begin
2-5 p.m. Golf Channel Live Coverage
Tuesday, Nov. 3
10:05 a.m. Consolation Matches Begin
11:45 a.m. Championship Matches Begin
2-5 p.m. Golf Channel Live Coverage
General Admission and public parking to the East Lake Cup November 2-3 is FREE
Each of the Mascots for the respective schools also will be in attendance at East Lake Golf Club on Monday, Nov. 2, interacting with fans and participating in Golf Channel’s news and tournament coverage. In addition, Georgia Tech’s mascot and the University of Oregon’s mascot – Oregon is the host school for the 2016 NCAA Division I Golf Championships – will be on-site at East Lake Golf Club.
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