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No. 3 Ducks Fly To Tallahassee

Feb 24, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 3 ranked Oregon women's golf team will fly across the country for its second tournament of the 2022 spring season this weekend, opening the Florida State Match Up on Friday at Seminole Legacy Golf Club. The Ducks will be the highest-ranked team in the field in Tallahassee, with No. 16 Florida State and No. 20 Arizona also representing the top 25. 

Florida State Match Up
Dates: Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27
Location: Tallahassee, Fla.
Course: Seminole Legacy Golf Club
Par/Yards: 72/6,255

Unique Format
The Florida State Match Up will feature three rounds of stroke play (54 holes total), with one round played each day over the weekend. The 12 teams will tee off in threesomes beginning at 5:30 a.m. PT on Friday and Saturday, and 5:00 a.m. PT on Sunday. Each team is paired with another school for the Match Up portion of the tournament, which 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. Oregon will be paired with Arizona for the Match Up. At the end of the tournament, the teams with the lowest score will win the Match Up. There will also be a team and an individual champion crowned based on the stroke play results. 

How to Follow
Live scoring for the Florida State Match Up will be available at Golfstat.com. Live updates for Oregon will be provided throughout the tournament on Twitter at @OregonWGolf. 

The Field (by Golfstat top-25 rankings)
No. 3 Oregon, No. 16 Florida State, No. 20 Arizona, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Kent State, Mercer, Miami (Fla.), Middle Tennessee State, Missouri, Oregon State, Virginia Tech.

Teeing Off for the Ducks
1. Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen
2. Ching-Tzu Chen
3. Briana Chacon
4. Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu
5. Brittany Shin
Ind. Tze-Han (Heather) Lin

Numbers to Know
-26 - Oregon shattered its 54-hole program records with an astounding 26-under 838 to win the 2021 Mason Rudolph Championship.
-17 - Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu was the individual winner at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a program-record 17-under 199.
3 - With 225 in her career, Tze-Han (Heather) Lin is three birdies away from taking over the No. 9 spot in program history. 
5 - Five different Ducks have posted individual top-15 finishes through the first five tournaments of the 2021-22 season. 
23 - Since Derek Radley took over as head coach, the Ducks have recorded 23 top-five finishes in 30 total tournaments. 

Nielsen Shines In Spring Opener
Oregon placed fourth at the Lamkin Invitational on February 14-15 to kick off its spring schedule, with Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen leading the way with the best finish of her career. The junior fired a 1-over 217 to tie for fourth place overall, opening with a 3-under 69 in the first round for her first sub-70 performance since the final 18 holes of her freshman season in 2019-20. Ching-Tzu Chen (+8) also earned a top-20 finish in a tie for 16th, and Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu (+9) tied for 22nd. The Ducks led the field as a team in both total birdies (43) and par-3 scoring (3.03).

Living In The Top Five
The Ducks head to Tallahassee with an impressive history of top-five finishes under head coach Derek Radley. Oregon has placed in the top five in each of its five tournaments to open 2021-22, headlined by a dominant and historic victory at the Mason Rudolph Championship to kick off the fall. UO has recorded 17 top-five finishes in its last 19 tournaments dating back to the 2019-20 season, with two team wins during that stretch. Overall, the Ducks have earned 23 top-five finishes in 30 total tournaments since Radley and assistant coach Monica Vaughn took over ahead of the 2018-19 season. 

Ducks In The World Amateur Golf Rankings (as of Feb. 23)
Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu - No. 43
Briana Chacon - No. 105
Tze-Han (Heather) Lin - No. 106
Ching-Tzu Chen - No. 120
Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen - No. 136
Brittany Shin - No. 265