The 2018-19 Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA continues this weekend when the Black Knights and Midshipmen golf teams meet in the 81st edition of the Army-Navy Star Match at West Point.
The teams will compete in a Ryder Cup styled match play format, with four 4-ball matches played on Saturday and seven singles matches played on Sunday. The first team to reach six points will be declared the winner.
Army has taken 5 of the past 6 meetings against the Midshipmen, including a 6.5-4.5 victory in 2017.
Navy holds a 44-35-1 advantage over Army in the all-time golf series.
This will be the 17th straight year that the dual will adopt the Ryder Cup format. The teams have split the previous matchups 8-8.
Army holds a 20-15 advantage in Star Matches played at West Point, with Navy winning six of the previous eight matchups.
Four of the last five Star Matches played at West Point have been decided by a point (2006, 2010, 2016) or via a sudden death playoff (2008).
Navy leads the all-time Star Series 1065-807-43 (.567) across all sports.
Returns seven of eight players from last year's lineup against Navy.
Senior Nick Peters will face Navy for the fourth time. The captain holds a 2-0-1 record in singles play against the Mids'.
This will also be senior Matt Plunkett's fourth meeting with the Midshipmen. He holds a 4-1-1 record in his six competitions in the Star Match.
Army has competed twice thus far in 2018, finishing 13th at the Alex Lagowitz Tournament at Colgate and 16th at the Windon Memorial Classic at Northwestern.
Sophomore Justin Williamson has been the team's top finisher in both competitions this fall, posting scores 5 and 8-over par.
Returns seven of eight players from last year's lineup against Army.
Senior Griffin Peters will be competing in his fourth Star Series match, holding a 2-1 singles record against the Black Knights.
Senior Paul Mauer also faces off with Army for the fourth time. He has seen four-ball action in each of the last three meetings including winning the doubles point in the Mids' last Star victory in 2016.
Navy has competed in one competition thus far in 2018, finishing seventh in at The Doc Gimmler at Bethpage.
The Midshipmen were led by reigning Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year Charlie Musto's 1-over par 211.
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Annapolis, Md.: