Texas A&M made it to the match play finals for the first time in its history, which prompted me to think that coach Andrea Gaston's unexpected departure from Southern Cal to A&M four years ago finally paid off ... WRONG!!!
I looked it up ... on 4/20/21 the AD issued this statement:
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced Tuesday that Andrea Gaston will not return as the women's golf head coach. "After a careful analysis of our women's golf program, we determined that new leadership was necessary in order to achieve the desired results for Texas A&M golf," Bjork said. "We wish Coach Gaston all the best, and a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately." This season, the Aggies finished 11th at the SEC Championship, which was the best finish under Gaston at SECs.
The new coach is Gerrod Chadwell (aka Mr. Stacy Lewis).
The Aggies face Florida St. in the opening round ... the Seminoles will field two players from the upcoming Curtis Cup GB&I team, so they may have a few tricks up their sleeves.
I am not sure if all ties go to playoffs. All necessary matches surely go to a playoff. If a team has won 3 matches, it's pointless to go to playoffs in the other two matches in which case a team could win 3-0-2.