Columbia set to host Ivy Intercollegiate in Baltsurol
NEW YORK – Columbia Women’s Golf Team will host the first Ivy Intercollegiate this Monday and Tuesday at Baltusrol Golf Club. The two-day event will feature 36 holes in stroke play on Monday, followed by match-play style competition on Tuesday, pitting the Ivy League against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Six Ivy League schools and six ACC schools will participate in the tournament, represented by participants from the three hosts Columbia, Yale and Princeton, as well as Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina , NC State and Notre Dame. On Monday, the 12 teams will face off in a continuous two-round move play tournament. At the end of the day, a team champion and an individual medalist will be crowned.
Match play begins on Tuesday, where a representative from the ACC will face a representative from the Ivy League. Each individual game will be determined by how well the players finish in Monday’s stroke play – top ACC finisher will face best Ivy, second-best ACC will face second-best Ivy, and so on. There will be either 30 games in total and 30 points up for grabs, with each game worth one point. The conference with the most points will be declared the winner.
Baltusrol’s lower course will host Monday’s stroke play event at 6,190 yards. The upper course will be used for Tuesday’s match play and will be set at 6,283 yards.
The day before the competition begins, the USGA will host an Ivy Intercollegiate Women’s Networking Forum at the USGA Museum & Library. The first Ivy Intercollegiate Women’s Networking Forum invites women of all generations to unite in their passion for golf and proven success in business. Professional attendees will be matched with talented undergraduate student-athletes from the Ivy League and Atlantic Coast conferences. The intent of the Ivy Intercollegiate Women’s Networking Forum is to encourage personal networking and recruiting conversations for all participants. Sponsorship for the event comes from companies that believe in developing and enhancing the role of women in business and want to quickly connect with top female student-athletes.
A group of five panelists will be present at the Networking Forum. Panelists include:
– Anne MaddenSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Honeywell
– Shannon BoyleVice President, Morgan Stanley
– Stephanie WeiCo-Founder and PR of Marketing and Communications, Sportsbox AI
– Abby Mannplayer development and teaching professional at PGA Member Aronimink Golf Club
– Gabrielle Herzig (Panel Host), Contributing Editor at Golf Digest
Fans can use #IvyIntercollegiate and #IvyvsACC on social networks. Live results from this weekend will be available on Golfstat. Daily recaps will be posted on GoColumbiaLions.com.
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