NORMAN, Okla. – The field for the 2011 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship has been released by the GCAA. The event will be staged at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga., March 20-22.
Georgia Tech will serve as host school for the event and will be joined by Alabama, Baylor, Duke, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Pacific, South Carolina, Southern California, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and Washington State. Georgia (2005) and UCLA (2007) are past winners of the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship while 2010 runner-up Southern California leads a contingent of five teams (Iowa, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA) returning from last year’s tournament. Baylor, East Tennessee State, Illinois, Pacific and Washington State will be making their first appearances in the event.
“We’re proud to sponsor the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship and thrilled it will feature yet another strong field of players,” said Nick Raffaele, Vice President, Sports Marketing, Callaway Golf. “Callaway prides itself on winners and this year’s field will again yield a true champion at Hawks Ridge Golf Club.”
Set on 550 spectacular acres, Hawks Ridge Golf Club issues challenges to even the seasoned player and solicits a diversity of shots and strategies each time it is played. It winds through more than five hundred acres of pines and hardwoods, water hazards and changing elevations, preserving the integrity of the land but never compromising on the quality of play. A Bob Cupp design, Hawks Ridge was added to Golf Digest’s prestigious list of America’s Top 100 Golf Courses in its first year of eligibility. Considered by Cupp to be his consummate achievement, Hawks Ridge tests the skills of the game’s most experienced players and presents new challenges every round.
“We’re very pleased to host this year’s Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship at Hawks Ridge Golf Club,” said Hawks Ridge Director of Golf Chuck Knebels. “Not only will our members and golf fans in the community be able to root for local favorites Georgia Tech and Georgia but will also see some of the best teams and players from all of college golf.”
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