ATLANTA — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team will wrap up its fall slate this week when it competes at the East Lake Cup at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club.
The top-ranked Cowboys, who are coming off a 32-stroke victory at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate last week, will begin play at 11:55 a.m. (EST) on Monday in the four-team event. OSU will be joined by Alabama, Auburn and Duke at the par-72, 7,430-yard layout.
Seniors Zach Bauchou and Hayden Wood will be joined in the lineup by junior Viktor Hovland and sophomores Austin Eckroat and Matthew Wolff.
Monday’s stroke play round will air on Golf Channel from 3-6 p.m. (EST). Tuesday’s match play semifinals will be carried from 3-6 p.m. (EST), while Wednesday’s final round of match play will also be shown from 3-6 p.m. (EST).
An individual champion will be crowned after the stroke play round, which also determines the seeding for the two days of match-play competition.
Live scoring for the event is available at golfstat.com.
GOLF CHANNEL NEWS AND TOURNAMENT COVERAGE: Live tournament coverage of the East Lake Cup will air on Golf Channel from 2-5 p.m. CT Monday-Wednesday and will replay in primetime. In addition, Golf Central and Morning Drive will surround live tournament coverage with pre- and post-event news coverage.
BROADCAST TEAM: Golf Channel’s on-air team for the East Lake Cup will feature Bob Papa and Curt Byrum serving as play-by-play host and analyst from the 18th hole broadcast booth. Steve Burkowski will serve as a hole announcer, with Notah Begay, Billy Ray Brown and Kay Cockerill reporting from the course. Chantel McCabe will conduct interviews and report for Golf Central. Burkowski and Golf Channel Digital senior writer Ryan Lavner also will contribute to both Golf Central and Morning Drive throughout the week.
DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE: Golf Channel’s on-site social media coverage will include dedicated Facebook Live activations, as well as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter content via the network’s social media handles. Social media host Alexandra O’Laughlin will contribute to the network’s social media channels with live activations on-site with on-air personalities and players in the field. Golf Channel also will integrate social media into East Lake Cup live tournament coverage. Fans also can stay connected with the championship on social media using the hashtag #EastLakeCup.
Golf Channel East Lake Cup News / Tournament Coverage (live, all times CT)
Monday, Oct. 29 Morning Drive 6-8 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 Golf Central Pre Game 1-2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 Individual Stroke Play Championship 2-5 p.m. (live) / 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (replay)
Monday, Oct. 29 Golf Central 5-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Morning Drive 6-8 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Golf Central Pre Game 1-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Semifinals, Match Play 2-5 p.m. (live) / 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (replay)
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Golf Central 5-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Morning Drive 6-8 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Golf Central Pre Game 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Finals, Match Play 2-5 p.m. (live) / 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (replay)
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Golf Central 5-6 p.m.
- Oklahoma State Sophomore Matthew Wolff – Ryan Lavner visits Stillwater, Okla., for a sit down with sophomore Matthew Wolff, who has finished 1st in each of his tournaments during the fall season. Wolfe discusses his unique swing and how he has overcome skeptics to become one of the top-ranked amateurs in the world.
- University of Arizona’s National Championship Run – Chantel McCabe revisits Arizona’s run at Karsten Creek in claiming their first team national championship since 2000, which featured a dramatic playoff to advance to match play and a playoff to win the national title.
- Southern California Sophomore Gabi Ruffels – Steve Burkowski examines the unlikely rise of Gabi Ruffels. A top-ranked junior tennis player who transitioned to golf in high school, Ruffels has blossomed from a 15-handicap four years ago to now a collegiate winner and an integral member of the Trojans.
- East Lake Foundation and History of East Lake Golf Club –East Lake Golf Club’s rich history and legacy was overshadowed by the deterioration of the community in the late 1980’s-1990’s. Golf Channel takes a look at the vision of Tom Cousins and the East Lake Foundation’s revitalization of the East Lake Community, which today is a benchmark for Purposed Built Communities currently in development nationwide.