TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – When play begins in the Fifth Annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course on Friday, all eyes around the course will be on the home team. Not because the Seminoles are the highest ranked team in the event and not because this home tournament is the jewel of their schedule.
All eyes will be on Florida State because they are the defending champions after winning the title for the first time in 2016. The Seminoles claimed the title with a four stroke victory over South Carolina and teamed with Texas A&M to win the match-up championship for the second consecutive year.
This unique event pairs 12 teams in a first-of-its-kind event as the Seminole women’s golf team brings high level NCAA golf to Tallahassee again this spring.
Each of the 12 teams will be paired with another school and play together. At the end of each round, the four low scores and the high score of the of each pairing will comprise the “Match-Up” score. In addition to individual and team champions, a “Match-Up” winner also will be determined.
In 2013, Georgia won the team championship, Georgia and Oklahoma won the Match-Up championship while Erica Popson of Tennessee and Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Georgia shared individual medalist honors.
In 2014, South Carolina won the team championship while Clemson and Virginia won the Match-Up Championship. Matilda Castren of Florida State won the individual championship.
In 2015, Furman won the team championship, while Florida State and Texas A&M won the Match-Up Championship. Bianca Fabrizio of Texas A&M won the individual championship.
In 2016, Florida State won the team championship, while Florida State and Texas A&M won the Match-Up Championship. Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M won the individual championship.