SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (seminoles.com) – The second round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms has been cancelled because of inclement weather. The round will not be made up and the stroke play portion of the championship will be cut from 72 holes to 54 holes. The second round scheduled for Sunday and the third round scheduled for Monday.
Following Monday’s third round, the field will be cut to the top eight teams. Those top eight teams are scheduled to begin match play on Tuesday.
Play will resume at Rich Harvest Farms with the Sunday round, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday’s original tee times will move to Sunday with no changes in the pairings.
“We’d clearly like to have one more round to get a few shots back but it can be done in 54 holes,” said Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond. “There are a lot of teams bunched in a tight grouping within a few shots of each other. We just have to put together two good rounds to have a chance. We’ll be ready. We are going to give it a go, give it our best shot and see what happens.
“All 24 teams will race to the 8 come Monday,” said Bond.
The Seminoles will play with Southern California and Arizona State with their tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET from hole No. 10.
All 24 teams and 12 individuals in the tournament will compete again on Monday, with the pairings for that round being determined by their 36-hole score (leaders in the afternoon wave). The stroke play portion of the championship will culminate with the individual medalist being determined following the 54 holes. The field will then be cut to the top eight teams which advance to the match play quarterfinals.
“With the severe weather threats that we monitored throughout Saturday morning, our committee came to the determination that, given the conditions, cancelling Saturday’s round was needed to maintain the overall student-athlete experience and the integrity of the championships,” said NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee chair Jim Fee. “We’re looking forward to the next two days of stroke play, where we have the opportunity to crown the individual champion, as well as determine the eight teams advancing to match play, which will begin Tuesday morning.”
Golf Channel coverage will begin on Monday with pre-game coverage starting at 3 p.m. CT, followed by live coverage at 4 p.m., and continuing through match play action Tuesday and Wednesday.
Results and pairings are available at: www.ncaa.com/di-w-golf-leaderboard-2017.