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Men's Golf

Army-Navy Golf Heads to West Point

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.

Series Stats:

  • 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.
     

The Teams:

ARMY:

  • 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.

     

NAVY:

  • 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.

 

2017 Results:

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Annapolis, Md.:

Army 6.5, Navy 4.5

 

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