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  68.13 
2Alison LeeUCLA  69.06 
3Leona MaguireDuke  69.52 
4Nanna MadsenS Carolina  69.75 
5Dana FinkelsteinUNLV  69.83 

Women's Team Rankings »

1Washington 70.58 
2South Carolina 70.87 
3UCLA 71.23 
4Duke 71.35 
5Stanford 71.38 

Men's Rankings »

1Cheng Tsung PanWashington  66.95 
2Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  67.53 
3Lee McCoyGeorgia  68.19 
4Charlie DanielsonIllinois  68.33 
5Hunter StewartVanderbilt  68.42 

Men's Team Rankings »

1Illinois 68.91 
2Florida State 69.59 
3Oregon 69.67 
4UCLA 69.83 
5LSU 69.90 

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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