It runs Oct. 10 - 11 ... TonyJ should use his press pass to get into this one. I seriously thought about going this AM, but decided not to try ... a Google Maps street view of Baltusrol shows a gate at the driveway entrance with retractable bollards ... civilian golf bums like me probably aren't welcome. If it were a short drive, I'd risk getting kicked out, but it's a bit of a hike.
Six Ivy League teams and six ACC teams will tee off in 40 minutes at 8:30 AM ... it's currently 40 F, have fun ladies.
Here's an article with details ... twelve teams with five players each (no one playing as individuals) ... medal play for 36 holes on the Lower course on Monday, 30 matches on the Upper course on Tuesday:
Florida State is the favorite on paper ... Charlotte Heath and Amelia Williamson were two Curtis Cuppers that got waxed at Merion GC four months ago. Btw, I didn't know South Bend, IN has a view of the Atlantic Ocean ... I guess that explains Notre Dame being in the ACC for women's golf. They finished DFL at the 2022 ACC Championship last April. ND has a completely new golf coaching staff this season ... and the same old 100% American players ... it explains a lot.
What does The Expert know? NUTHIN'! Everyone has played between eight and thirteen holes so far and Notre Dame is in second place ... and Florida State is 11th. The Lower course is par-72 at 6190 yards ... ten players are at par or better and six are Ivy Leaguers. Can't understand why the Seminoles stink, they have three Brits on the roster so they should be used to cold weather ... and its not cold anymore, now up to 60 F. Lefty Sung Hung for Princeton is at it again ... leads at -2 thru 11 holes and Princeton is in first by one stroke.
UNC won the team medal play at +13, five strokes better than Florida State, who made a crazy comeback in the afternoon round ... and Princeton finished 3rd at +20 ... DeSanty and Lee are doing a helluva job there, considering the constraints they have. The rest of the Ivy League sank like stones, although Harvard nipped Clemson by two stokes.
Co-medalists were Lottie Woad (FSU) and Krista Junkkari (UNC) at -3.
Victoria Liu (Lefty Sung Hung) just missed low medalist by one shot (Charlotte Heath of FSU in background) ... Liu is #300 on WAGR.
Tuesday's 30 matches are strictly for conference bragging rights with ACC vs. Ivy League in each match ... matches set up by best score vs. best score from medal play.
Looks like a double celebration at UNC ... the guys are tearing it up at Seminole GC this week.
Regard the match play, they're doing it shotgun-style ... it would be quite a challenge following this as a spectator. The online scoreboard had the Ivy League leading the matches 14-10-6 ... however, the inevitable is happening ... ACC reversed it into a 14-11-5 lead. They've played between seven and eleven holes so far. They're playing the Upper course today. Btw, Gil Hanse restored the Lower course closer to what Tillinghast envisioned back in the old days ... it should really be something for 2023 KPMG LPGA.