Women's Golf Takes Third At 2000 CGF National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships

Nov. 13, 2000

Estero, Fla. - The USC women's golf team defeated Texas, 4-1, to take third at the 2000 CGF National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships,presented by Rolex, at the West Bay Club in Estero, Florida on Sunday.

Duke, the No. 2 women's seed, edged No. 8 seed Georgia in a tiebreaker and won the team title by virtue of winning more holes during the final round match. Duke won eight holes to Georgia's three. Duke beat USC 3-2 in yesterday's semi-final round, and Pepperdine 4-1 in thefirst round, to advance to today's championship match. Duke, who won the Rolex Match Play Championship the last time it was held in 1998, has now won two CGF Match Play titles.

In the final round, the Women of Troy defeated Texas 4-1 to take third place, Auburn beat Louisiana State in a tiebreaker in the match for fourth place and Arizona beat Pepperdine in the match for seventh place.

Complete tournament results can be found on the College Golf Foundation's web site, located on the Internet at www.cgfgolf.org.

This innovative event featured eight of the top men's and eight of the top women's golf teams in a unique match play competition. The five members of each team played singles matches against their opponents to determine the winning team. The winners advanced, while losing teams went into a consolation bracket. Each team played three matches.

The CGF National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships, presented by Rolex, are the highlight events of the Rolex Collegiate Tour, which is administered by the College Golf Foundation. The Rolex Collegiate Tour includes nearly 200 men's and women's national and regional collegiate golf tournaments from across the country.

The College Golf Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in the spring of 1995 with the corporate support of Rolex Watch U.S.A. and also sustained by an alliance with MasterCard International, is dedicated to the growth and promotion of men's and women's collegiate golf.

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