Golf Channel Ramps Up College Golf Coverage in Sugar Grove, IL
Obviously, you’re going to want to see the NCAA women’s and men’s golf championships in person, right here in Kane County, IL.
But if you can’t get there every day, the magic of cable television will make it possible for you to catch up on what you missed.
With the women’s regional championships completed and the men’s regionals to be completed tomorrow (Wednesday, May 17, 2017), golf fans will be able to follow their favorite college golf programs and alma maters as they attempt to qualify and compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships May 19-31, when Golf Channel gears up its comprehensive on-air and digital collegiate golf coverage.
Taking place at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL, the 2017 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships will be contested in back-to-back weeks, with more than 100 hours of combined news and tournament coverage on Golf Channel, as well as expanded coverage online via Golf Channel Digital and through the network’s social media channels.
“Now in the fourth year of our partnership, the NCAA and Golf Channel are successfully raising the profile of college golf by shining a spotlight on the game’s future stars and the passion these programs have in competing for national championships,” said Molly Solomon, Golf Channel executive producer.
“Our viewers have been treated to some of the most dramatic and intense match-play competition the past few years, including the Oregon men and Washington women both needing extra holes in 2016 to win their first NCAA golf national championship in their school’s histories.”
Regional Championships Coverage
Morning Drive and Golf Central will feature scores, highlights and analysis from the men’s regionals through Wednesday, May 17. Golf Channel Digital will provide up-to-date scoring and news coverage of the regional championships.
NCAA Golf Championships Coverage
Contested in back-to-back weeks, May 19-31, Golf Channel will dedicate its full suite of production resources to the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships, featuring nearly 30 hours combined hours of live tournament coverage, as well as more than 50 hours of encores.
In addition, Golf Central will feature nearly 30 hours of combined pre-and post-event live news coverage produced on location, as well as daily news updates on Morning Drive and Golf Channel Digital.
Hosted by Northern Illinois University at Rich Harvest Farms, the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will feature teams and student-athletes who advanced from the NCAA Regional Championships. Competing in an individual stroke-play format over 72 holes Friday-Monday, the top eight teams will advance to the team match-play tournament Tuesday and Wednesday.
Two national championships – individual and team – will be decided over each of the three days and the women’s and men’s championships.
Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage of the women’s championships will begin on Monday, May 22 to crown the individual national champion, as well as to track the teams attempting to qualify for the eight-team match-play tournament.
Golf Channel’s coverage also will include all three rounds of the team match-play tournament on Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24. The same television coverage is planned for the men’s national championships the following week: Monday, May 29, through Wednesday, May 31.
Golf Channel NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Coverage
- 3-7 p.m. CST (Live) Monday, May 22 —Individual National Championship 4-8 p.m. ET (Live)
- 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST (Live) Tuesday, May 23 — Quarterfinals, Team Match Play
- 3-7 p.m. CST (Live) Tuesday, May 23 — Semifinals, Team Match Play
- 3-7 p.m. CST (Live) Wednesday, May 24 — Team National Championship
Golf Channel NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Coverage
- 3-7 p.m. CST (Live) Monday, May 29 — Individual National Championship
- 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST (Live) Tuesday, May 30 — Quarterfinals, Team Match Play
- 3-7 p.m. CST (Live) Tuesday, May 30 — Semifinals, Team Match Play
- 3-7 p.m. CST (Live) Wednesday, May 31 — Team National Championship
Northern Alum Rolfing Joins NCAA Coverage
Northern Illinois alumnus and Golf Channel/NBC Sports analyst Mark Rolfing will join Golf Channel’s on-site news coverage for the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Rolfing, a native of DeKalb, Ill., who competed collegiately at DePauw University in Indiana, will contribute to both Morning Drive and Golf Central during the men’s championship
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly a half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.
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