Golf Channel to broadcast NCAA Championships

Dylan Frittelli celebrates after sinking his putt at No. 18 during the finals of match play at the 2012 NCAA Championship. Texas defeated Alabama for the National Championship.

Women's Rankings »

1SooBin KimWashington  68.24 
2Leona MaguireDuke  69.16 
3Celine BoutierDuke  69.48 
4Alison LeeUCLA  69.82 
5Annie ParkUSC  69.83 

Women's Team Rankings »

1South Carolina 70.50 
2Washington 70.69 
3Duke 71.00 
4Southern California 71.17 
5Stanford 71.22 

Men's Rankings »

1Cheng Tsung PanWashington  67.13 
2Lee McCoyGeorgia  67.66 
3Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  67.69 
4Maverick McNealyStanford  67.85 
5Brian CampbellIllinois  68.08 

Men's Team Rankings »

1Illinois 68.86 
2Baylor 69.92 
3Florida State 70.04 
4Oregon 70.06 
5Texas 70.17 

College golf will return to TV in 2014, the NCAA and Golf Channel announced Dec. 17.

The NCAA Division I men’s championship will be televised live beginning in 2014, and the women will follow in 2015 when both championships are held in consecutive weeks at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

In 2009, the men’s championship adopted match play in hopes of gaining TV exposure. The 2014 championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., will feature three days of live coverage.

“I think it’s amazing,” said Arkansas coach Shauna Estes-Taylor, who was a freshman at Georgia in 1997, the last year the women’s NCAA Championship was televised live.

The NCAA women's tournament consists of 72 holes of stroke play. The men play 54 holes of stroke play, from which the individual champion is crowned and the top eight teams advance to match play.

With the 2015 men's and women's finals being played in consecutive weeks at the same course, the championship-venue model could be set for future years.

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