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 »

1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

Men's Rankings »

1Casey FernandezSo. Miss.  66.31 
2Tomasz AndersonJ'Ville St  67.12 
3Chase KoepkaUSF-Bulls  67.27 
4Hunter StewartVanderbilt  67.27 
5Maverick McNealyStanford  67.32 

Men's Team Rankings »

1South Florida 68.18 
2Illinois 68.90 
3SE Louisiana 69.66 
4Florida State 69.78 
5Baylor 69.89 

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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