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NCAA moving seven regionals out of NC amid HB2 controversy

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Updated: Sept. 14, 1:40 p.m. ET

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday that it will be relocating its conference tournaments, including golf in 2017, out of North Carolina.

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The NCAA announced that it will relocate seven 2016-17 championship events in North Carolina – including the women’s golf regional in Greensboro – because of the state’s controversial House Bill 2.

In a statement Monday, the NCAA said that its championships must promote “an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.” The law, signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year, limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people in the state.

There are four women’s regionals in college golf. The top six teams at each site advance to the NCAA Championship.

The Greensboro regional was slated for May 8-10.

The NCAA said that it would announce the new host for that tournament in the near future.

The PGA Championship is headed to North Carolina in 2017. Though PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua said he opposes the bill, the organization is still planning to stage the event at Quail Hollow.