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Oregon, Williamson run away with Florida State Match-Up titles
Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu (Courtesy of Oregon Athletics)
Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu (Courtesy of Oregon Athletics)

The Oregon Ducks have been relatively quiet since winning the Mason Rudolph Championship in September.

After their dominating win in Nashville to open the season, Oregon finished fifth at the windy City Classic and then strung together a trio of fourth-place finishes at the Stanford Intercollegiate, the Pac-12 Preview and the Lamkin Intercollegiate, results worthy enough to climb to fourth in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Oregon returned to the Southeast this week and claimed its second team title of the season, capturing the Florida State Match-Up at Seminole Legacy in Tallahassee.

The Ducks turned in a 3-under score of 861 for 14-shot win over the host Seminoles, who were coming off an impressive victory last week at the Moon Golf Invitational. Virginia Tech was a distant third at 22-over 886.

The Ducks took control of the tournament with a strong second round on Saturday when they carded a 7-under 281 to open up an eight-stroke lead over Florida State. Oregon's lineup combined for 21 birdies and an eagle against just 16 bogeys in the second round, with five different players shooting par or better. A final round of 3-over 290 was more than good enough to secure their second team title of the season.

Oregon has now won three tournaments in the last 11 months after going nearly five full years without a team win.

"What a great weekend for our program," said Oregon head coach Derek Radley. "I'm so proud of the focus and composure they showed throughout the entire tournament. They did a great job of staying aggressive and never taking their foot off the gas. We're going to need our entire lineup contributing if we want to compete for a championship, and that's exactly what we got this weekend. This is a tremendous team victory and I can't wait to see what comes next for the Ducks."

Florida State's Amelia Williamson won the individual title on her home course, finishing at 7-under 209 (70-68-71) to finish sux shots ahead of Oregon's Hsin-Yu Lu, who was the only other player in the field that managed to break par at 1-under 215.

Five Oregon players finished in the top-10. In addition to Lu's second-place showing, Ching-Tzu Chen tied for third at even-par 216, Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen, playing as an individual, finished sixth at 1-over 217 while Tze-Han Lin and Briana Chacon tied for seventh at 3-over 219. Oregon's fifth counting player, Brittany Shin tied for 12th at 6-over 222.

Oregon's next action will come at the Northrop Grumman Challenge hosted by Ohio State in Palos Verdes, Calif., March 13-15.

Oregon Athletics Communications contributed to this report.

Results: Florida State Match-Up
1EnglandAmelia WilliamsonEngland60070-68-71=209
2Chinese TaipeiHsin-Yu LuChinese Taipei40068-75-72=215
T3FranceChloe SalortFrance30072-71-73=216
T3Chinese TaipeiChing-Tzu ChenChinese Taipei30071-70-75=216
T3AustraliaEmily MaharAustralia30065-75-76=216

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