Ga. Tech to host Callaway Match Play in 2011

The Golf Coaches Association of America has released the field for the 2011 Callaway Collegiate Match Play, to be played at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga., March 20-22.  

New Mexico defeated Southern California in the final match to win the event last year. 

Host Georgia Tech will be joined by Alabama, Baylor, Duke, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Pacific, South Carolina, Southern California, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and Washington State. Georgia (2005) and UCLA (2007) are past winners of the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, while 2010 runner-up Southern California leads a group of five returning teams (Iowa, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA). Baylor, East Tennessee State, Illinois, Pacific and Washington State will be making their first appearances in the event.

Hawks Ridge Golf Club will present a difficult test of golf as the course includes a mix of pines, hardwoods, water hazards and changing elevations.

“We’re very pleased to host this year’s Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship at Hawks Ridge Golf Club,” said Chuck Knebels, Hawks Ridge director of golf. “Not only will our members and golf fans in the community be able to root for local favorites Georgia Tech and Georgia, but will also see some of the best teams and players from all of college golf.”

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