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USC claims the Cypress Point Classic
The victorious USC team <br>(USC Athletics Photo)
The victorious USC team
(USC Athletics Photo)
CARMEL, CA (November 1, 2016) -- No. 18 picked up their first tournament win of the season in fine fashion on Tuesday at the Cypress Point Classic hosted by Cypress Point Golf Club.

“It was a phenomenal event on one of the top three courses in the world. We were lucky to be able to compete out there,” USC head coach Chris Zambri said. “But we played great today. It’s interesting when you play these type of events. Some play phenomenally and some not quite as well. It’s hard to know how it will turn out, but it seemed like we were playing really well.”

Playing against five-seed Georgia Tech in the championship singles matches three-seed USC won 19.5 of a possible 24 points to win handily over the Yellow Jackets.

Both teams advanced to the finals with a pair of wins on Monday in the multi-format event. USC defeated Alabama in four-balls and then UCLA in foursomes. The foursomes match ended in a 6-6 tie but USC advanced by winning more holes throughout the course of the match

Georgia Tech was able to defeat instate rival Georgia in four-ball action and then host Stanford in the foursomes.

USC Championship Match Point Break Down

Justin Suh (1 point)
Andrew Levitt (4 points)
Jonah Texeira (3.5 points)
Sean Crocker (3.5 points)
Cheg Jin (4 points)
Rico Hoey (3.5 points)

-USC Athletics contributed to this story

ROUND ONE RECAP

USC and Georgia Tech will meet in the finals of the Cypress Point Classic hosted by Cypress Point Golf Club.

USC entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed and faced off against No. 6 Alabama in the morning four-ball format. The Trojan pair of Justin Suh and Andrew Levitt swept the Alabama pair of Robby Prater and Steven Setterstrom to lead USC past the Crimson Tide.

No. 5 Georgia Tech took care of business over No. 4 Georgia, led by a strong performance from the pair of Chris Petefish and Tyler Joiner.

In afternoon foursomes, Georgia Tech defeated Stanford 8 points to 4 while USC tied UCLA 6 to 6 but advanced through the tiebreaker based on total number of holes won in the match.

The championship match will features six singles matches to decide the winner between the Yellow Jackets and Trojans. Stanford and UCLA will played for third place. The other two matches for fifth and seventh place will feature California and Wake Forest; Georgia and Alabama.

Championship Match-Singles Draw

Match 1: James Clark (GT) vs. Justin Suh (USC)
Match 2: Vince Whaley (GT) vs. Andrew Levitt (USC)
Match 3: Tyler Joiner (GT) vs. Jonah Texeira (USC)
Match 4: Chris Petefish (GT) vs. Sean Crocker (USC)
Match 5: Tyler Strafaci (GT) vs. Cheng Jin (USC)
Match 6: Luke Schniederjans (GT) vs. Rico Hoey (USC)

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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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