The NCAA Women’s Championship gets underway Tuesday at the Country Club of Landfall. Twenty-four teams from around the country are here to try to win the championship . . . well, actually there are a bunch of teams here to play golf and only a few that will compete for the trophy.
ighty-one teams had to be invited to the NCAA Men’s Regionals to fill out the the six sites. However, 69 or 70 teams were at-large invites, while the remaining were automatic qualifiers as conference championship winners.
It’s men’s regional selection day and the Magic Number falls at 70 . . . or 69.
Watch out for those Wildcats. Arizona rolled to a nine-shot victory over top-ranked UCLA on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional, adding yet another exclamation point to an already impressive spring season. Lance Ringler reports.
In my many years around the women’s game, I can say without hesitation that today’s final rounds in regional play could have more twists and turns than a country road in Vermont.
Having never been to an NCAA Championship, the Iowa State Cyclones will enter the final round of the NCAA West Regional in the eighth and final qualifying spot. As Lance Ringler reports, they are ready to make history.
Sophomore Kristen Schelling and the UNLV women’s golf team sprinted out to an early lead Thursday in the NCAA West Regional. Then came an unexpected speed bump, writes Lance Ringler.
Golf is a predominantly individual sport, however, college golf has probably done the best job of any such sport of placing the emphasis on team.
Lance Ringler has been shaking his Magic 8-Ball for seven seasons of college golf. What does the ball predict for the NCAA Women’s Regionals?
It all boils down to philosophy when determining end-of-the-year awards. When it comes to coach and player of the year, there are many schools of thought.
With more than a week until selection day for men’s regionals, the picture is becoming more clear on who may be in and who may be out.With more than a week until selection day for men’s regionals, the picture is becoming more clear on who may be in and who may be out.
There haven’t been many upsets yet in men’s conference championship play. Yes, Georetown’s victory was an upset, but the Big East Conference was down this year, so the Hoyas did not take a spot away from the at-large pool.
The wait is over, and now it’s time to make your travel plans. The NCAA announced Monday the field for women’s regional action.
The NCAA Women’s Golf Committee will announce Monday the 72 teams that will be invited to postseason play and to which regional site each team will be sent.
Just seven league titles are left to be determined on the women’s side, and the magic number remains at 62.
Seven women’s conference championships ended Tuesday and there was nothing that happened out of the ordinary when it came to which teams won. There was one extraordinary event that took place, however.
Georgetown victory at the Big East Conference did nothing to the magic number. There were no Big East teams ranked better than 70th, which is what the magic number currently is. Louisville was ranked 80th and the favorite to win, and Notre Dame was 84th.
Two men's conference championships wrapped up play this weekend and they certainly turned a few heads.
What will it take to get into men’s NCAA Regional play? Well, we know that teams will have to have a winning head-to-head won-loss record. Besides that, winning conference or having a better national ranking than the magic number will do the trick.
Charleston Southern and Stetson pulled off upset victories in the opening week of conference championship play Wednesday and certainly took away one at-large spot from the women’s postseason field and possibly two.
What is it going to take to get into the women’s postseason?
I have never spoken with anyone on the The Masters Committee, and I don’t know if there has ever been any serious thought to inviting the NCAA champ to Augusta each year, but I do know that I am constantly hearing college golf coaches say they need a way to bring more attention to their national championship.
A lot of attention was directed to this past weekend's ASU Thunderbird Invitational - for good reason.
I have always made the statement that the women’s game is at least 10-15 years behind the men’s game.
This year’s postseason schedule has left the Golfweek college gang scrambling for a plan. You see, the NCAA Women’s Championship and the NCAA Men’s regionals are on the same date.
I was recently introduced to a great idea for a community to stir up some local interest for a Nationwide Tour event or even an LPGA event.
In a recent Lance & Asher podcast, Asher said Washington can’t even win a match play event.
a “strategic” decision Maryland women’s coach Jason Rodenhaver made before the Terrapins’ first spring event, at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in late February.
On Sunday the Callaway Collegiate Match Play tournament will begin. This is a desired event by many of the nation’s top programs because it can give a squad a glimpse of what it might be like if it were to play its way into the top eight after 54 holes at the national championship.
There is not a lot of Monday morning arm–chair quarterbacking going on when it comes to college golf.
The college golf world right now is certainly in Bizzaro Land!
Once again, UNLV ended this year’s version of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters at the top of the leaderboard. But this time they had to share the spotlight with UCLA.
There are two things that make a golf tournament, dare I say, ridiculous: constant, gusting wind and a putting contest.
We have seen the NCAA champion receive exemptions to various events, but none of those was guaranteed.
here is a reason the annual get together in early March at Boulder Creek Golf Club is known as the “Bubble Buster Invite.” Simply look at what’s a stake entering the final round. (Note: The Magic Number predicted is 61)
In the sports world, early March and bubble talk go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Three words come to mind when thinking about Oregon’s performance at the USC Collegiate Invitational.
The final round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship got rained out last fall, which made Georgia two days short of the maximum 24 days of competition and gave head coach Chris Haack the chance to look for a two-day event this spring.
With Tiger Woods absent from the PGA Tour, there soon will be debate over the best men’s player in the world. We can start that talk right now in the women’s game.
It was easy to give the nod during winter break to Oklahoma State’s Peter Uihlein and Southern Cal’s Jennifer Song as the leaders in the Player of the Year race.
A few years back it seemed like every event I attended and most I heard about had issues with rough weather. My memory was jogged when I heard Monday about some of the issues at several tournaments.
For the seventh time in the past nine years, the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index was a better predictor than the Official World Golf Ranking of who won each match.
The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is underway and it’s always fun for me to look at some of the players that found a way into the field based on their Official World Ranking and compare the Golfweek/Sagarin numbers to the OWR numbers.
It dawned on me yesterday after the first hole of the Battle at the Beach College-Am, that in all of my years around college golf I had never teed it up in a college-am.
In college basketball, they call it March Madness. The country is quick to jump on the bandwagon for Princeton, George Mason or Gonzaga as soon as the team strings together a couple of wins in tournament play.
I don’t know about you, but it just seems a bit early in the year for me to be shifting into fifth gear with college golf.
Which conference is truly the best? Is is the Pac-10 or the SEC?
Over the past decade, considering what the Web has done to sports information, I have seen the business of recruiting news explode within the worlds of college football and basketball.
I want to hear what you, the college golf fan, thinks about our sport. Whom would you put on your Mount Rushmore? Pick four teams.
January is usually a quiet month in college golf. Just two players left school and turned pro (Jane Rah and Amelia Lewis) and one transfered (Taylor Travis). That’s about it. But January is now heating up.