Monday, October 29th, 2018


Stanford (Women), Duke (Men) Claim No. 1 Seeds for Team Match Play Semifinals (Tuesday, 3-6 P.M. ET on Golf Channel)

 Women’s Semifinals: (1) Stanford vs. (4) Alabama; (2) USC vs. (3) Arizona

Men’s Semifinals: (1) Duke vs. (4) Auburn; (2) Oklahoma State vs. (3) Alabama


ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2018 – Albane Valenzuela (Stanford, junior) and Viktor Hovland (Oklahoma State, junior) claimed individual stroke play honors on Day 1 of the 4th annual East Lake Cup. Both turned in scores of 4-under par 68.

“I think I stayed very patient the entire round,” said Valenzuela. “Didn’t make putts on the first seven holes and then I had a good birdie on 8 I believe, so that gave me some really good momentum. Just very patient. Had a good up and down on the 11th and then just finishing with an eagle on 18. That was huge.”

“I think I’ve just kind of found my game a little bit,” said Hovland. “Not trying to do anything too fancy when I’m out there. I can kind of go crazy when I try to do too much. So, it’s like ok, try to hit the green, try to hit fairway and make some putts and usually a good score. Just trying to make things simple.”


Women’s: (No. 1) Stanford vs. (No. 4) Alabama; (No. 2) USC vs. (No. 3) Arizona

Men’s: (No. 1) Duke vs. (No. 4) Auburn; (No. 2) Oklahoma State vs. (No. 3) Alabama

Golf Channel’s live coverage of Tuesday’s semifinals of team match play will air from 3-6 p.m. ET. Golf Central Pre-Game (2-3 p.m. ET) will preview each semifinal match, and provide updates on matches already in progress.


Time Tee # Match Division Players
11:05 AM 1 Duke (1) vs Auburn (4) Men’s Adrien Pendaries (Duke) vs Trace Crowe (Auburn)
11:15 AM 1 Stanford (1) vs Alabama (4) Women’s Andrea Lee (Stanford) vs Mary Mac Trammell (Alabama)
11:25 AM 1 Duke (1) vs Auburn (4) Men’s Shrish Dwivedi (Duke) vs Jacob Solomon (Auburn)
11:35 AM 1 Stanford (1) vs Alabama (4) Women’s Aline Krauter (Stanford) vs Kenzie Wright (Alabama)
11:45 AM 1 Duke (1) vs Auburn (4) Men’s Evan Katz (Duke) vs Jovan Rebula (Auburn)
11:55 AM 1 Stanford (1) vs Alabama (4) Women’s Ziyi Wang (Stanford) vs Carolina Caminoli (Alabama)
12:05 PM 1 Duke (1) vs Auburn (4) Men’s Chandler Eaton (Duke) vs Brandon Mancheno (Auburn)
12:15 AM 1 Stanford (1) vs Alabama (4) Women’s Mika Liu (Stanford) vs Jiwon Jeon (Alabama)
12:25 PM 1 Duke (1) vs Auburn (4) Men’s Alex Smalley (Duke) vs Wells Padgett (Auburn)
12:35 PM 1 Stanford (1) vs Alabama (4) Women’s Albane Valenzuela (Stanford) vs Angelica Moresco (Alabama)
12:45 PM 1 Oklahoma State (2) vs Alabama (3) Men’s Viktor Hovland (Oklahoma State) vs Frankie Capan (Alabama)
12:55 PM 1 USC (2) vs Arizona (3) Women’s Jennifer Chang (USC) vs Bianca Pagdanganan (Arizona)
1:05 PM 1 Oklahoma State (2) vs Alabama (3) Men’s Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State) vs Davis Shore (Alabama)
1:15 PM 1 USC (2) vs Arizona (3) Women’s Alyaa Abdulghany (USC) vs Ya Chun Chang (Arizona)
1:25 PM 1 Oklahoma State (2) vs Alabama (3) Men’s Hayden Wood (Oklahoma State) vs Prescott Butler (Alabama)
1:35 PM 1 USC (2) vs Arizona (3) Women’s Malia Nam (USC) vs Yusang Hou (Arizona)
1:45 PM 1 Oklahoma State (2) vs Alabama (3) Men’s Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State) vs Wilson Furr (Alabama)
1:55 PM 1 USC (2) vs Arizona (3) Women’s Amelia Garvey (USC) vs Sandra Nordaas (Arizona)
2:05 PM 1 Oklahoma State (2) vs Alabama (3) Men’s Zach Bauchou (Oklahoma State) vs Davis Riley (Alabama)
2:15 PM 1 USC (2) vs Arizona (3) Women’s Gabi Ruffels (USC) vs Haley Moore (Arizona)



1st                   Albane Valenzuela (Stanford)            (-4, 68)

2nd                  Yu Sang Hou (Arizona)                      (-3, 69)

3rd                   Malia Nam (USC)                               (-1, 71)

3rd                   Andrea Lee (Stanford)                       (-1, 71)


TEAM RESULTS (determines seeding for Tuesday’s Match Play Semifinals):


Stanford (No. 1 seed)                                     USC (No. 2 seed)

Albane Valenzuela (-4, 68)                             Malia Nam (-1, 71)

Andrea Lee (-1, 71)                                        Gabi Ruffels (+2, 74)

Aline Krauter (E, 72)                                      Jennifer Chang (+3, 75)

Mika Liu (+3, 75)                                            Alyaa Abdulghany (+4, 76)

Ziyi Wang (+3, 75)                                         Amelia Garvey (+7, 79)


Arizona (No. 3 seed)                                      Alabama (No. 4 seed)

Yu Sang Hou (-3, 69)                                     Angelica Moresco (+1, 73)

Bianca Pagdanganan (E, 72)                           Jiwon Jeon (+4, 76)

Ya Chun Chang (+6, 78)                                Kenzie Wright (+8, 80)

Haley Moore (+8, 80)                                     Mary Mac Trammell (+11, 83)

Sandra Nordaas (+10, 82)                              Carolina Caminoli (+14, 86)



1st                   Viktor Hovland (Oklahoma State)     (-4, 68)

T-2nd              Chandler Eaton (Duke)                       (-3, 69)

T-2nd              Alex Smalley (Duke)                          (-3, 69)

T-4th               Davis Shore (Alabama)                       (-1, 71)

T-4th               Adrien Pendaries (Duke)                    (-1, 71)

T-4 th              Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State)       (-1, 71)


TEAM RESULTS (determines seeding for Tuesday’s Match Play Semifinals):


Duke (No. 1 seed)                                          Oklahoma State (No. 2 seed)

Chandler Eaton (-3, 69)                                  Viktor Hovland (-4, 68)

Alex Smalley (-3, 69)                                      Austin Eckroat (-1, 71)

Adrien Pendaries (-1, 71)                                Matthew Wolff (+1, 73)

Evan Katz (+4, 76)                                         Zach Bauchou (+3, 75)

Shrish Dwivedi (+7, 79)                                 Hayden Wood (+4, 76)


Alabama (No. 3 seed)                                    Auburn (No. 4 seed)

Davis Shore (-1, 71)                                        Jovan Rebula (E, 72)

Prescott Butler (+2, 74)                                  Trace Crowe (+2, 74)

Davis Riley (+2, 74)                                        Jacob Solomon (+3, 75)

Frankie Capan (+2, 74)                                   Wells Padgett (+3, 75)

Wilson Furr (+8, 80)                                       Brandon Mancheno (+8, 80)


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. Day 1 consists of an individual stroke play competition to determine the individual champion and to seed for two days of match-play competition. The final two days of the competition feature two match-play tournaments 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.

Teams for the East Lake Cup are competing on the championship golf course at East Lake Golf Club, home of the TOUR Championship, the season-ending event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. The East Lake Cup benefits the East Lake Foundation, 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 has raised nearly $1.5 million for the East Lake Foundation since its inception in 2015. Mercedes-Benz, CSX, Bridgestone Golf and ZipRecruiter are sponsors for the 2018 East Lake Cup.

For more information about the East Lake Cup please visit the tournament website Stay connected with the championship using the hashtag #EastLakeCup.


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