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Cats Travel to East Coast for Florida State Match-Up

Feb 24, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It's been a coast-to-coast week for Arizona Women's Golf who finished the Lamkin Invitational in Southern California before flying to the east coast for the Florida State Match-Up, which begins on Friday, Feb. 25. The Wildcats are part of the field of the event that includes two other programs in the top-20 of national rankings as well as five other Power Five programs.

"Coming off our strong final day at Lamkin last week, I feel good about what this weekend will hold for us," said head coach Laura Ianello. "This event has a unique format, which will add more intrigue. I am looking forward to seeing our practice this week pay off with quality scores."

The format of the Florida State Match-Up is based off all twelve teams teeing off in threesomes. The Match-Up portion of the tournament will be determined by taking the best four scores from the partners (which is a total of ten 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 with team and individual champions being crowned as well.

The Wildcats finished the Lamkin Invitational with three big movers up the leaderboards on the final day as Carolina Melgrati (up 14 spots), Gile Bite Starkute (up 18 spots) and Ya Chun Chang (up 10 spots) helped propel their team to an eight-place finish. Melgrati, who carded rounds of 74, 76 and 72, posted Arizona's best score for the tournament at 6-over par as she finished in a tie for 12th.