With the conclusion of the 2020 NCAA Golf Championships originally scheduled for this week, traditionally the semifinal teams from both the women’s and men’s golf championships would have been extended invitations to compete in the East Lake Cup presented by ZipRecruiter and Uber collegiate match play championship in the fall.
As a result of the 2020 NCAA Golf Championships being canceled, GOLF Channel announced that the East Lake Cup, taking place Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 26-28 at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, will feature the top-four ranked women’s and men’s golf programs as of the final Golfstat rankings published on March 19.
East Lake Cup Field
Women: Wake Forest (1), Texas (2), Arizona State (3), University of Southern California (4).
Men: Pepperdine (1), Oklahoma (2), Texas Tech (3), Texas (4).
The East Lake Cup tournament format is modeled after the NCAA Golf Championships, consisting of an opening round of stroke play to crown an individual male and female champion and to determine seeding for the following two days of match play. GOLF Channel will air live coverage of all three days of the competition.
The East Lake Cup benefits the East Lake Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to helping families build better lives and children reach their highest potential through its holistic approach to community revitalization incorporating mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education and community wellness. The East Lake Cup is one of the largest contributors to the East Lake Foundation, having raised more than $1.5 million for the East Lake Foundation since the tournament’s inception in 2015.
GOLF Channel is the television home for college golf, televising five college golf championships. Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the men’s NCAA championships since 2014 and the women’s NCAA championships since 2015, which now are hosted at the same venue in consecutive weeks in May. The 2021 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships will take place at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
GOLF Channel also televises the Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf, one of the longest running college tournaments in the U.S. taking place at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif; the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational at Maridoe Golf Club in Texas and the East Lake Cup collegiate match play championship at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. In addition, GOLF Channel deploys its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital and social media coverage year-round in covering collegiate golf, including specials for regional and national qualifying, on-site and wraparound news from golf’s biggest college events, and year-end award shows for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards presented by Stifel.
-NBC Sports Group-