No. 4 Gamecocks Split Matches at Cactus Cup Monday
Travis Bell/Sideline Carolina
Carolina defeated No. 11 Arizona State 3.5-2.5 late today thanks to a clutch birdie from Sandtorv Lussand on hole 18
PHOENIX, Ariz. – No. 4 South Carolina spilt matches on Monday at the round robin, all match play Cactus Cup. The Gamecocks fell to No. 8 Texas in the opening match 5-1 and bounced back this evening with a comeback, 4-2 victory over No. 11 Arizona State, the host school this week.
Senior Justine Fournand and graduate transfer Katherine Muzi each won their matches 1-up. Senior Mathilde Claisse, fresh off her first collegiate win at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate two weeks ago, was dominant en route to a 5&4 win. Freshman Mia Sandtorv Lussand battled back to tie her match with a birdie on 18 and seal the victory for the Gamecocks.
In the first match of the day, it was tight on the front nine but the Longhorns edged out the Gamecocks with a pair of 1-up victories. Carolina got halves from freshman Louise Rydqvist and Sandtorv Lussand. Rydqvist made a late birdie on 17 to tie her match.
Carolina will square off with No. 6 San Jose State in the team’s final match tomorrow at Papago Golf Club.
No. 8 Texas vs. No. 4 South Carolina
Sophie Guo (UT) def. Justine Fournand (SC),
Huai-Chien Hsu (UT) def. Katherine Muzi (SC),
Angela Heo (UT) def. Hannah Darling (SC),
Emily Odwin (UT) def. Mathidle Claisse (SC),
Louise Rydqvist (SC) vs. Bohuyn Park (UT), tie
Mia Sandtorv Lussand (SC) vs. Bentley Cotton (UT), tie
Final Score: Longhorns – 5 Gamecocks – 1
No. 11 Arizona State vs. No. 4 South Carolina
Justine Fournand (SC) def. Beth coulter (ASU), 1-up
Katherine Muzi (SC) def. Paula Schulz-Hannsen (ASU), 1-up
Amanda Linner (ASU) def. Hannah Darling (SC), 5&4
Mathilde Claisse (SC) def. Calynne Rosholt (ASU), 5&4
Grace Summerhays (ASU) def. Louise Rydqvist (SC), 3&1
Mia Sandtorv Lussand (SC) vs. Ashley Menne (ASU), tie
Final Score: Gamecocks – 3.5 Sun Devils – 2.5