SSTV to televise the Schooner Fall Classic

NORMAN – The final round of the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic women’s collegiate golf tournament will be televised live by Sooner Sports TV on Monday, Sept. 25 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. CT on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox College Sports Pacific.

The broadcast marks the first time that Sooner Sports TV has televised a live women’s golf event and will cover the final round of the 54-hole tournament at the Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Okla. The channels will reach over 60 million households, and streaming will also be available through the FOX Sports GO app with cable package authentication.

“It’s an honor to have Sooner Sports TV broadcast the fifth annual Schooner Fall Classic,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “We are grateful for the state-of-the-art resources that SoonerVision provides, and being one of the first regular-season women’s golf tournaments to broadcast live across the country is an incredible opportunity for our program. This broadcast gives fans a great chance to watch some of the best players and teams in the country compete right here in Norman.”

SSTV personality Chad McKee will provide play-by-play during the round, while Stephanie Brecht and former OU golfer Kaitlyn Rohrback will serve as analysts. Brecht played on the LPGA Tour from 1988 to 2001 while Rohrback golfed for the Sooners from 2012-14.

“I’m looking forward to helping showcase the Schooner Fall Classic,” said Brecht. “It’s great to have high-level collegiate golf at our doorstep and an honor to bring this tournament to fans across the country.”

SSTV will utilize state-of-the-art cell bonding transmissions provided by LiveU to transmit signals back to the SoonerVision studios. The broadcast will capture the action of the tournament’s top teams during the final stretch of the tournament with coverage on holes 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

The Schooner Fall Classic, held in partnership with The Toby Keith Foundation, continues to grow as one of the top fall tournaments in college golf. Of the 16 participating schools, nine were ranked in Golfweek’s Preseason Top 30 rankings and six qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships.

No. 6 Oklahoma is joined in the tournament by No. 4 Alabama, Baylor, Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, No. 20 Florida State, Miami, Mississippi State, No. 10 Notre Dame, Texas, No. 18 Texas A&M, Texas State, Tulsa and Washington.


 

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