ATHENS, Georgia – The Texas A&M women’s golf team defeated Daytona State and Troy in match-play Saturday at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The Aggies will face Michigan State Sunday in the title match of the Black Bracket.
In the first match of the day the Aggies and Falcons of Daytona State faced off beginning at 7:30 a.m. Freshman Bianca Fabrizio impressed with a 6-and-5 victory over Courtney Cobb. The Italy native largely played error-free golf capturing the first three holes with pars while carding just three bogeys in 13 holes. Fellow freshman Marijosse Navarro rebounded from a difficult first day in Athens capturing the second A&M point with a 4-and-3 win over Young Hwang. Seniors Chelsea Mocio and Natalie Reeves completed the four point tally for A&M with 2-up and 1-up wins, respectively.
The win pitted the Aggies against Troy University in the afternoon round. The Trojans advanced with a 3-1 victory over host-Georgia.
Moving into the afternoon round and Fabrizio did not slow down at all. The freshman defeated Taylor McGraw of Troy 6-and-5 carding two birdies and 11 pars in round three. Senior Katerina Ruzickova attempted to match Fabrizio’s impressive round winning 5-and-4 over Fatimo Cano. The Czech Republic native dropped just one hole in the afternoon round. Reeves clinched the win for A&M with a 3-and-2 win over Langley Vannoy.
“Bianca was an absolute force on the course today,” head coach Trelle McCombs said. “She played at a level that was deserving of her talent level. She won both of her matches by the 14th hole. She is a special player and it definitely showed today.”
Michigan State advance to the Black Bracket final with a 3-1 victory over Iowa State after defeating Georgetown in the morning round.
The Aggies and Spartans will take to the course Sunday morning after Alabama and Denver finish their second round match in the Red Bracket. Live scoring for the event is available at birdiefire.com. Stay tuned to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieWomensGolf on Twitter for coverage of Texas A&M women’s golf.
Saturday’s Match Play Results
Texas A&M 4, Daytona State 0
Bianca Fabrizio, Texas A&M, def. Courtney Cobb, Daytona St., 6-and-5
Chelsea Mocio, Texas A&M, def. Whitney Stevenson, Daytona St., 2-up
Natalie Reeves, Texas A&M, def. Mary Dawson, Daytona St., 1-up
Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M, def. So Young Hwang, Daytona St., 4-and-3
Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M, vs. Tiffany Chen, Daytona St., DNF
Texas A&M 3, Troy 1
Bianca Fabrizio, Texas A&M, def. Taylor McGraw, Troy, 6-and-5
Becca Horner, Troy, def. Chelsea Mocio, Texas A&M, 3-and-2
Natalie Reeves, Texas A&M, def. Langley Vannoy, Troy, 3-and-2
Brooke Spinks, Troy, vs. Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M, DNF
Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M, def. Fatima Cano, Troy, 5-and-4