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Stanford will host once a year multiformat event at Cypress Point
30 Oct 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Cypress Point Classic, Cypress Point Club

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9th hole at Cypress Point Club <br>(Cypress Point Club Photo)
9th hole at Cypress Point Club
(Cypress Point Club Photo)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA (October 31, 2016) -- Stanford is set to host one of the unique events of the fall season, the Cypress Point Classic at Cypress Point Club. The format includes four-ball, foursomes and on the final day singles.

Participating in the event are host No. 11 Stanford, No. 8 Wake Forest, No. 18 USC, No. 14 Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, UCLA and California.

Stanford head coach Conrad Ray told Golfweek that the event was inspired by Mark Frost's book, "The Match" which tells the story of the four-ball match at Cypress Point Club between professional's Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson and amateurs E. Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi.

One other interesing nugget about the Cypress Point Classic is the rumor as told by one coach to Golfweek, who said that stroke-play isn't allowed at the Alister MacKenzie designed course in an effort to preserve Ben Hogan's course record 63.

Format

Day 1 - Round 1: Four-ball "best ball"

Day 1 - Round 2: Foursomes

Day 2 - Round 3: Singles Match Play

-Each team will compete with six players.

-Teams will play 54 holes over two days.

-The eight teams will be pre-seeded 1-8 in order by average ranking between Golfstat and Golfweek rankings seven days prior to event.

-No. 1 seed will play No. 8 seed, etc., in first round of bracket play. Winners will go forward in bracket, losers will move to consolation bracket. Each team will be guaranteed three matches under each format outlined. Lineup order will remain the same throughout the event.

Scoring

-Four points will be available per match.

-One point will be awarded for both the front- nine and back-nine matches, and two points for the overall match.

-Each match will be played over 18 holes under format during that round. The total number of "holes won" by each side over the full 18-holes will settle ties. Teams with highest point total at the end of each round will advance in the bracket.

-Golfweek and Stanford Athletics contributed to this story
ABOUT THE Cypress Point Classic

Inspired by the story of the four-ball match at Cypress Point Club between professional's Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson and amateurs E. Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi known as "The Match", this eight team event hosted by Stanford is a Ryder Cup themed match play event. Each team consists of six players and will be pre-seeded No. 1 through No. 8. The first match will be played in a four-ball format followed by foursomes the same day and singles the following day. Winners advance and losers move to a consolation bracket.

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