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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.
PAIRINGS

WOMEN’S DIVISION

Stanford (No. 1)vs.Duke (No. 4)Baylor (No. 2)vs.USC (No. 3)
Shannopn AubertGurbani SinghLauren WhyteKaren Chung
Lauren KimLeona MaguireGiovanna MaymonKyung Kim
Mariah StackhouseVirginia CartaMaggie Beth ByersRobynn Ree
Casey DanielsonCeline BoutierL. Gateau-ChovelonGabriella Then
Quirine EijkenboomSandy ChoiLaura LonardiTiffany Chan

MEN’S DIVISION

LSU (No. 1)vs.Georgia (No. 4)USC (No. 2)vs.Illinois (No. 3)
Brandon PierceJamie RivarolaJonah TexeiraDylan Meyer
Sam BurnsSepp StrakaJustin SuhThomas Detry
Zach WrightZach HealyRico HoeyCharlie Danielson
Nathan JeansonneGreyson SiggAndrew LevittAlex Burge
Eric RicardLee McCoySean CrockerNick 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.
SEEDING

Women’s Division
No. 1-Stanford, No. 2-Baylor, No. 3-USC, No. 4-Duke

Men’s Division
No. 1-LSU, No. 2-USC, No. 3-Illinois, No. 4-Georgia

FORMAT

MATCH PLAY

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:

Women’s Division:
Stanford vs. Duke
Baylor vs. USC

Men’s Division:
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.
WHERE

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.

For more information about the East Lake Cup please visit the tournament website here. Stay connected with the championship on Twitter via @GolfChannel using the hashtag #EastLakeCup.
-NBC Sports Group-