Golf Channel announces NCAA Championship coverage plans

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15, 2019 – GOLF Channel today announced coverage plans for the 2019 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf National Championships, featuring two weeks of comprehensive on-air, digital and social coverage produced on-site from the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. GOLF will dedicate its full suite of production resources to the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships, featuring more than 100 hours of news and tournament coverage.

GOLF continues to invest in college golf and showcasing the game’s future stars through our long-term partnership with the NCAA,” said Molly Solomon, GOLF executive vice president of content and executive producer. “During the next two weeks, viewers will witness the passion and intensity demonstrated by these student-athletes have in competing for national championships, many of whom are continuing to raise their profiles through our year-round college golf coverage.”

Both the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships will connect 14 consecutive days of live tournament coverage on GOLF. In total, GOLF will air more than 50 live tournament hours of college and amateur coverage in 2019, the most of any television network.

NCAA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE: GOLF’s live tournament coverage of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships begins on Monday, May 20, when an individual national champion will be crowned and coverage will begin tracking the schools attempting to qualify for the eight-team match play championship. GOLF coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22 will include all three rounds of the team match play, ultimately crowning a national champion. Coverage days and times will be duplicated the following week (May 27-29) for the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Golf Central will surround live tournament coverage both weeks with pre- and post-event news produced on-site at the Blessings Golf Club, along with daily news updates on Morning Drive.

News and tournament coverage of the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships will be streamed via GOLF Digital, the NBC Sports and GOLF Channel Apps – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming products for mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs.

NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Airtimes (all times ET)

Monday, May 20        Individual National Championship     3-8 p.m. CT (Live)

Tuesday, May 21        Quarterfinals, Team Match Play         10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT (Live)

Tuesday, May 21        Semifinals, Team Match Play             3-7 p.m. CT (Live)

Wednesday, May 22   Team National Championship            3-7 p.m. CT (Live)

 

NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Airtimes (all times ET)

Monday, May 27        Individual National Championship     3-7 p.m. CT (Live)

Tuesday, May 28        Quarterfinals, Team Match Play         10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT (Live)

Tuesday, May 28        Semifinals, Team Match Play             3-7 p.m. CT (Live)

Wednesday, May 29   Team National Championship            3-7 p.m. CT (Live)

 

NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Broadcast Team:

Bob Papa – Play-by-Play

Karen Stupples – Co-Lead Analyst

Curt Byrum – Co-Lead Analyst

Steve Burkowski – Hole Announcer

Billy Ray Brown – On Course Reporter

Kay Cockerill – On Course Reporter

John Cook – On Course Reporter

Lisa Cornwell – Interviews

 

George Savaricas – Golf Central Host

Amanda Blumenherst – Golf Central Analyst

Ryan Lavner – College Insider

Lisa Cornwell – Reporter

 

NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Broadcast Team:

Bob Papa – Play-by-Play

Curt Byrum – Lead Analyst

Steve Burkowski – Hole Announcer

Notah Begay – On Course Reporter

Billy Ray Brown – On Course Reporter

John Cook – On Course Reporter

Chantel McCabe – Interviews

 

George Savaricas – Golf Central Host

Arron Oberholser – Golf Central Analyst

Ryan Lavner – College Insider

Chantel McCabe – Reporter

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE: GOLF Digital will feature expanded editorial coverage of the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships from its team of writers via College Central, GOLF’s online home for college golf. Coverage will include scoring updates, features, analysis and reaction throughout the two weeks. Ryan Lavner and Brentley Romine will contribute on-site at the Blessings Golf Club.

GOLF’s on-site social media coverage will include dedicated Facebook Live activations, as well as Instagram and Twitter content via the network’s social media handles. Social media correspondent Nikki Bondura will contribute during the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, with GOLF social media host Alexandra O’Laughlin on-site during the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Both will conduct live activations with on-air personalities and student-athletes in the field. GOLF also will integrate social media into the NCAA Golf Championships live tournaments and news coverage using the Hashtag #NCAAGolf.


 

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