Mississippi State, Texas A&M advance to the finale

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- After two rounds of match play on Saturday, the Mississippi State and Texas A&M ladies’s golf groups have superior to the SEC Match Play Championship spherical.

The Bulldogs will go head-to-head in opposition to the Aggies, with tee instances set for 7:30 a.m. CT. The match will likely be broadcast reside on SEC Community.

Texas A&M gained an instantaneous traditional when it defeated No. 4 South Carolina, 3-2, to ship the Aggies to the SEC title match after Blanca Fernández García-Poggio gained the clinching level in 23 holes on the par-72, 6,331-yard Greystone Golf & Nation Membership – Legacy Course on Saturday.

“That was an unbelievable match, and I’m so pleased with my group for his or her battle,” Texas A&M coach Gerrod Chadwell mentioned. “We now have performed loads of firsts in two years. We’re excited for the chance to deliver a title again to Aggieland. The center that Blanca and Adela confirmed was unimaginable. Hailee took down among the finest gamers on the earth and Jennie and Zoe performed with nice coronary heart. We play our greatest when issues are robust, and I can not look forward to tomorrow morning.”

Fernández García-Poggio and Adela Cernousek each performed 5 and 4 playoff holes, respectively, to try to clinch the semifinal match versus South Carolina. The duo went toe-to-toe with their opponents, matching every gap consequence. Fernández García-Poggio finally, gained her match on gap No. 10 after a South Carolina bogie.

The Bulldogs began issues on Saturday within the SEC Match Play Championship quarterfinals in opposition to Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs gained two matches with ease.

Surapa Janthamunee (SJ) and Hannah Levi dominated their Saturday matches. The 2 Bulldogs made fast work, concluding their rounds earlier than the 18th gap, as SJ gained 5&4 whereas Levi gained 4&3.

With the groups tied at two, all the pieces got here all the way down to Abbey Daniel. The senior wanted to play sudden demise golf to win, however received it performed on the twenty first gap to clinch the match for State.

Mississippi State superior to tackle LSU within the semifinals later within the day after the Tigers defeated Ole Miss. Much like the primary spherical of the day, the trio of SJ, Daniel and Levi introduced it house for the Bulldogs.

Levi continued her robust play from the quarterfinals with one other elite efficiency, successful 5&4. SJ gained by a rating of 2UP (which means she gained by two strokes, however they nonetheless performed the 18th gap), whereas Daniel gained by a rating of 1UP (which means she gained by a single stroke).

The Bulldogs will likely be making their second all-time look within the SEC Match Play Championship, each underneath the course of head coach Charlie Ewing. Ewing guided the group to the championship spherical again in 2021 earlier than falling to Auburn 3-0. The Bulldogs have by no means gained the SEC Staff Championship.

“It was a very lengthy day, but it surely additionally does not really feel that approach as a result of within the morning you do not know whether or not or not you may play within the afternoon, it’s important to earn that afternoon tee time,” Mississippi coach Charlie Ewing mentioned. “You actually have to simply focus shot-by-shot and I assumed our group did a very good job of that and staying affected person and staying assured and by no means viewing themselves as an underdog.

“The competitors was actually stiff, LSU and Vanderbilt are improbable groups. Simply nice credit score to our group. It was positively difficult, but it surely was nice seeing the preparation that we have now been placing in, particularly for moments like this, paid off as we speak and we’re wanting ahead to hopefully doing the identical factor (Sunday).”


Winner: LSU

LSU (1) 3-2-1 Ole Miss (8)
Carla Tejedo Mulet 2&1 Elle Johnson
Aine Donegan 1UP Chiara Tamburlini
Edit Hertzman 1UP Nicole Gal
Ingrid Lindblad 4&2 Natacha Husted
Latanna Stone 1UP Andrea Lignell

Winner: South Carolina 

Auburn (2) 3-2-0 South Carolina (7)
Casey Weidenfeld 5&3 Justine Fournand
Katie Cranston 1UP Louise Rydqvist
Carys Worby 3&1 Mathilde Claisse
Anna Foster 4&3 Mia Lussand
Megan Schofill 5&4 Hannah Darling

Winner: Texas A&M

Texas A&M (3) 4-1-0 Florida (6)
Zoe Slaughter 3&2 Marina Escobar Domingo
Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio 4&3 Annabell Fuller
Jennie Park 1UP Maisie Filler
Adela Cernousek 1UP Jackie Lucena
Hailee Cooper 3&2 Karoline Tuttle

Winner: Mississippi State

Vanderbilt (4) 3-2-0 Mississippi State (5)
Lynn Lim 3&2 Julia Lopez Ramirez
Tess Davenport 21 Holes Abbey Daniel
Virginie Ding 1UP Isabell Pellot
Tillie Claggett 5&4 Surapa Janthamunee
Celina Sattelkau 4&3 Hannah Levi


Winner: Mississippi State

LSU (1) 3-2-0 Mississippi State (5)
Carla Tejedo Mulet 2UP Surapa Janthamunee
Aine Donegan 1UP Abbey Daniel
Edit Hertzman 1UP Isabell Pellot
Ingrid Lindblad 5&4 Hannah Levi
Latanna Stone 2&1 Julia Lopez Ramirez

Winner: Texas A&M

Texas A&M (3) 3-2-0 South Carolina (7)
Zoe Slaughter 2&1 Justine Fournand
Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio 23 Holes Mathilde Claisse
Jennie Park 2&1 Louise Rydqvist
Adela Cernousek 22 Holes Mia Lussand
Hailee Cooper 4&3 Hannah Darling

*Daring Participant = Winner