Feb. 11, 2017
The championship final has been set, as No. 3 Northwestern will square off against No. 5 Penn State for the title. The Wildcats will be going for their fourth match play title and first since they won three-consecutive events from 2010-12, while the Nittany Lions are seeking a first-place finish for the first time in the event's nine-year history.
In the third-place match, No. 7 Minnesota will hit the course vs. No. 8 Iowa, while No. 11 Rutgers looks to keep its strong performance alive this weekend against No. 4 Purdue in the fifth-place match. No. 1 Michigan State and No. 2 Michigan look to earn a seventh-place finish, while No. 6 Ohio State and No. 9 Indiana round out the field in the round robin portion of the bracket.
The championship and consolation semifinals are set for Saturday in the Big Ten Match Play Championship. Here are your Saturday morning matchups with tee times starting at 8 a.m. ET:
No. 5 Penn State vs. No. 8 Iowa
No. 3 Northwestern vs. No. 7 Minnesota
No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Purdue
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 11 Rutgers
No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 10 Nebraska
The Friday morning session results are in, and here are the final scores:
No. 11 Rutgers def. No. 6 Ohio State, 4-2
No. 7 Minnesota def. No. 10 Nebraska, 4-2
No. 8 Iowa def. No. 9 Indiana, 3-1-2
No. 5 Penn State def. No. 4 Purdue, 3-2-1
The matchups have been set for the Friday afternoon session, which includes three quarterfinal matches and one round robin match:
No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 8 Iowa
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 7 Minnesota
No. 3 Northwestern vs. No. 11 Rutgers
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska
Play began this morning at the 2017 Big Ten Match Play Championship held at the Hammock Beach Resort Conservatory Course in Palm Coast, Fla. Follow the action live scoring here, and get real-time updates on Twitter @B1GMatchPlay.
For initial matchups and a bracket, click here.