Aggies Invited to 2009 Collegiate Match Play Championship

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COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M is among the 16 teams invited by the Golf Coaches Association of America to compete in the 2009 Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

The event is set for March 22-24 and will feature a new format taking into account proposed changes to the Division I championships.

Joining A&M will be Alabama, Arizona State, UC Irvine, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Duke, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas Tech, UCLA and host San Diego.

Originally conceived as a true match play event, the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship will now contain both a medal and match play component. The 16 participating teams will play 36 holes of stroke play on the first day of competition. The top eight finishers will advance to a championship match play bracket while finishers nine through 16 will be placed in a consolation bracket. Each team will play three rounds of match play over the last two days.

The match play portion will reflect the proposed format of the NCAA Championships.

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