Women's Golf Set For Collegiate Match Play Championship

Oct. 27, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), in association with Hooters of America, Inc., have announced that the brackets have been set for the 2003 Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship at Barefoot Resort. Duke is the top seed in the women's event, which will be held November 2-4. Invitations to the 16-team modified double-elimination event, which will be held in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., are based on 2003 NCAA Championships finish and boasts one of the strongest fields in the nation. This marks the inaugural Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship for the women.

Duke will face No. 16 seed Purdue in the first round of the women's tournament. The winner of the Duke-Purdue match will advance to meet the winner of eight-seeded Florida against ninth-seeded Ohio State. The opening round will also feature three match-ups of conference rivals, including two from the Pac-10, when third-seeded Arizona faces No. 14 Stanford, seventh-seeded California meets No. 10 Southern California and Oklahoma State, the tournaments fifth seed, battles No. 12 Texas. In other first round action, second-seeded Auburn will take on No. 15 Arizona State, fourth-seeded UCLA duels No. 13 North Carolina and sixth-seeded Georgia tangles with No. 11 Pepperdine.

Competing for the Cardinal will be Kim Kouwabunpat, Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Wendra Liang, Kelly Husted, Angela Rho and Lauren Todd.

Stanford has competed in two tournaments so far this fall, finishing sixth and 13th.

Live scoring will be available on www.golfstat.com

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