Some tournaments feature 36 holes. The Kiawah Island Classic features 36 teams.
Five teams from the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings’ top 100 will compete in the 54-hole tournament Sunday Through Tuesday at the Kiawah Island (S.C.) Golf Resort.
The field includes Arkansas State (No. 30), Bethune-Cookman, Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga (No. 70), The Citadel, College of Charleston, Delaware, Elon, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, High Point, Jacksonville State (No. 89), Kent State (No. 40), Loyola (Chicago), Marshall, Newberry, Niagara, North Florida, Northern Kentucky, UNCG, Penn State (No. 73), Radford, Richmond, Rutgers, Samford (No. 91), St. John’s, Tennessee Tech, Towson, Troy, USC Upstate, Western Kentucky, William & Mary and Wyoming.
“We are excited to have the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country,” College of Charleston Head Coach Jamie Futrell said in a release. “We really need to carry the momentum from our tournament in Arizona into this weekend’s tournament at Kiawah. We feel good about being home and hosting. We shored up some things from our last round and should be in a good position to play well.”
With 36 teams, the tournament will need to utilize two courses. The teams will play either Oak Point or Cougar Point on the first day, and play the opposite course on Monday. For Tuesday’s final round, the top 19 teams will play for the championship on Cougar Point, with the remaining 17 teams playing at Oak Point.
Campbell will not be returning to defend its title this year. Host College of Charleston took a runner-up finish last season.