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May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Golf Channel is set to broadcast four rounds of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, which gets underway this Friday at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The station will provide nearly 15 hours of live tournament coverage in addition to 15 more hours of pre-and post-event live news coverage. Daily news updates will also air on Morning Drive and Golf Channel Digital.

Golf Channel’s live coverage will begin on Mon., May 22, when the individual national champion and eight-team match-play bracket is determined. All three rounds of the team match-play tournament (Tues., May 23 – Wed., May 24) will also air on TV. See below for a full broadcast schedule.

Monday, May 22 • Final Round, Individual Stroke Play (4-8 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, May 23 • Quarterfinals, Team Match Play (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, May 23 • Semifinals, Team Match Play (4-8 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, May 24 • Finals, Match Play (4-8 p.m. ET)

The No. 11 Gamecocks punched their ticket to the 24-team championship field after capturing their third-straight NCAA Regional Title last week at OSU Golf Club. Carolina, which boasts five regional championships since 2010, rallied from eight shots back and carded a final-round 288 (E) to finish tied atop the Columbus Regional leaderboard with Florida at 22-over 886.

Gamecock freshman Ana Pelaez, one of three Carolina golfers to finish in the top five, shared medalist honors at the 54-hole event with a three-round mark of 216 (E). The win marked the first career victory for Pelaez, who sports four top-15 finishes this spring.

Carolina, one of four schools to reach the NCAA Championship in each of the last eight years, will make the program’s 17th appearance at the event this spring. The Gamecocks tied for fifth at the NCAA Championship last season after reaching the match-play portion of the event for the first time in program history.