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Fall Tournament #2
East-West Match Play
Dates: Sunday, Sept. 17-Tuesday, Sept. 19
Course Name: University Ridge Golf Course
Course Par/Yardage: Par 72/6,219 yards
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DAVIS, Calif. - Upset victories are on UC Davis' mind this week heading into the East-West Match Play, and for good reason because the Aggies have toppled some of the biggest programs in the nation in recent seasons.
In last year's event, it was Michigan that could not handle the Aggies consistent play and suffered a 3-2 loss on its own course. In 2015, against the same Wisconsin squad that is hosting this tournament, UC Davis blanked the Badgers, 5-0, in its last trip to Wisconsin.
This year's eight-team field will play 36 holes on Sunday to determine the seeding for the following two days of match play. The top four teams at the end of Sunday's competition will advance to the championship bracket and square off throughout the following two days. The remaining four teams will continue competition in the consolation bracket.
The East/West Match Play Challenge features a combination of stroke and match play, and provides great experience for the NCAA Finals if the Aggies advance in postseason play since the national championship uses a similar format.
Sunday's shotgun start will begin at 7 a.m. (PT); action on Monday and Tuesday's are set for 7 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. (PT) respectively.
Other teams the Aggies will potentially face throughout their stay in Madison include Iowa State, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Oregon State and the tournament's host.
Live stats links are available for all three rounds at UCDavisAggies.com once provided by tournament officials.
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Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley.
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