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Monday, June 17, 2008

Field Set for Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship
The Farms Golf Club to host 16-team event

NORMAN, Okla. ? The field has been set for the 2009 Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship at The Farms Golf Club announced the Golf Coaches Association of America. The event - previously staged during the fall season - will be played March 22-24 and feature a new format taking into account proposed changes to the Division I championships.

Alabama, Arizona State, UC Irvine, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Duke, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and host school San Diego comprise the field. A total of 12 conferences will be represented with seven conference champions and 10 participants in the NCAA Championships finals.

?Callaway Golf is very pleased with the field for the upcoming Collegiate Match Play Championship,? said Callaway Golf Collegiate Representative Jeff Harris. "This will be the most conferences represented in the Match Play field and consists of teams that played some their best golf at the end of last season. Hopefully, with the tournament's format reflecting what will be played at the NCAA Championships and competing at a great venue like The Farms will prepare them for success this spring."

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 during the first day of competition. The top eight finishers will then 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 next two days. The match play portion will reflect the proposed format of the NCAA Championships.

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