TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Columbia women’s golf will open its 2018 spring season at the fifth annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament this weekend at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla.
Columbia is one of 12 schools competing in the prestigious event including host Florida State, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Coastal Carolina, Princeton, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan State.
The Florida State Match-Up is the first of its kind in NCAA Division I Women’s Golf. Originally, six teams were invited to compete in Tallahassee. Those six teams were able to contact a team of their choice to partner up with for the tournament. The Match-Up portion of the tournament will be determined by taking the best four scores from the partners (which is a total of 10 players) and the worst score to make the Match-Up team total. At the end of the tournament, the teams with the lowest score will win the Match-Up. An individual and team champion will also be crowned.
Five Columbia golfers will compete in the event including junior captain Amy Ding, sophomore Emily Chu and first-years Katie Lee, Kim Chiang and Qingyi Symba Xu. Sophomore Ridhima Dilawari will not compete during the spring 2018 season.
Columbia will tee off with Princeton beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. The teams are running
The weekend’s event marks the first of four tournaments on the Lions’ 2018 spring schedule. Columbia will also travel to the 3M Augusta Invitational (March 16-18), Wagner University Vanessa Perrine Memorial Tournament (April 8-9) and Ivy League Championship (April 20-22). The Ivy League Championship will take place at the Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J.
FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP INFORMATION
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11, 2018, Don Veller Seminole Golf Course, Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State/Texas A&M; South Carolina/Virginia; Missouri/Coastal Carolina; Columbia/Princeton; Notre Dame/Kentucky; Minnesota/Michigan State
Format: 54 holes of stroke play. 18 holes each of the three days.
Par/Yardage: 72/6,212 yards