Semifinals set at Big 10 Match Play Championship
Sam Triplett of No. 3 Northwestern <br>(Northwestern Athletics Photo)
Sam Triplett of No. 3 Northwestern
(Northwestern Athletics Photo)

PALM COAST, FL (February 10, 2017) -- After a long day of golf the semifinals have been set at the Big 10 Match Play Championship being hosted by Hammock Beach Resort.

The semifinals which get underway Saturday morning will feature No. 5 Penn State taking on No. 8 Iowa while No. 3 Northwestern will face No. 7 Minnesota. Among the casualties on day one were top- seed and defending champion Michigan State.

Following the semifinal matches will be the title match on Saturday afternoon.

Quarterfinal Results:

No. 8 Iowa defeated No. 1 Michigan State via a tiebreaker

Alex Schaake (UI) defeated Andrew Walker (MSU) 2 up
Michael Sharp (MSU) defeated Alex Moorman (UI) 3&2
Charlie Netzel (MSU) halved with Carson Schaake (UI)
Kaleb Johnson (MSU) defeated Matthew Walker (UI) 1 up
Austin Jenner (MSU) halved with Raymond Knoll (UI)
Sam Meuret (UI) defeated Charlie Green (MSU) 4&3

No. 5 Penn State defeated No. 4 Purdue (3-2- 1)

Thomas Lewis (PU) defeated Alec Bard (PSU) 4&3
Charles Huntzinger (PSU) defeated Austin Eoff (PU) 1 up
Cole Miller (PSU) defeated Timmy Hildebrand (PU) 3&2
JD Hughes (PSU) defeated Brian Carlson (PU) 1 up
Christian Elliott (PSU) halved with Fernando Barco (PU)
Jarle Volden (PU) defeated Ryan Dornes (PSU) 2 up

No. 7 Minnesota defeated No. 2 Michigan via a tiebreaker

Tom Swanson (UM) defeated Runar Arnorsson (Minn) 2&1
Ian Kim (UM) halved with Thomas Longbella (Minn)
Nick Carlson (UM) halved with Justin Doeden (Minn)
Riley Johnson (Minn) defeated Bryce Evon (UM) 8&7
Matt Rachey (Minn) defeated Reed Hrynewich (UM) 1 up
Kyle Mueller (UM) defeated Peter Jones (Minn) 5&4

No. 3 Northwestern defeated No. 11 Rutgers (3-1-2)

Conor Richardson (NW) halves with Matt Holuta (RU)
Andrew Whalen (NW) halves with Matthew Mourin (RU)
Ryan Lumsden (NW) defeated Tony Jiang (RU) 4&3
Sam Triplett (NW) defeated Adam Gray (RU) 7&6
Everton Hawkins (NW) defeated Jack Panagos (RU) 4&3
Toks Pedro (RU) defeated Dylan Wu (NW) 2&1

ABOUT THE Big Ten Match Play

Match play men's collegiate championship of the Big Ten Conference. Played in Florida as a warm-up event for the spring season.

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