Oregon, Washington headline East Lake Cup field


Reigning men's NCAA golf champion Oregon and reigning women's NCAA golf champion Washington will headline the field this fall at the second annual East Lake Cup.

Oregon defeated Texas in a closely contested men's final at Eugene Country Club. The Ducks and Longhorns will both tee it up at East Lake Golf Club, where they'll be joined by Big Ten champions Illinois and NCAA quarterfinalist Vanderbilt.

The women's field will include each of the four teams that advanced to the NCAA semifinals in May: Washington and runner-up Stanford, along with semifinalists Duke and UCLA.

The East Lake Cup will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 2, with Golf Channel coverage expanded to three days this year. All eight teams will compete in stroke play and crown an individual champion on Oct. 31, five weeks after the PGA Tour crowns a season-long FedEx Cup champion at East Lake. On Nov. 1-2, two separate match-play tournaments will be held simultaneously to crown a winner on both the men's and women's side.