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2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Tournament: Format, Tee Times, and Course Preview

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 Men’s NCAA Golf Tournament

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Here’s a preview of the 2017 Men’s NCAA Tournament, hosted in Sugar Grove IL at Rich Harvest Farms.


Rich Harvest Farms

2330 Granart Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

For tickets and directions, visit the tournament’s main site.

Format/Event Schedule

Thursday May 25th - Practice Round

Friday May 26th - First Day of Stroke Play (18 Holes)

Saturday May 27th - Second Day of Stroke Play (18 Holes)

Sunday May 28th - Third Day of Stroke Play (18 Holes, Top 15 teams advance)

Monday May 29th - Final Day of Stroke Play (18 Holes, Top 8 teams advance)

Tuesday May 30th - Match Play Quarterfinal & Semifinal Rounds (18 holes each round)

Wednesday May 31st - Championship Round of Match Play (18 Holes)

Teams of five players will use the best four scores turned in each round. The combined team score will roll over into the next round of play during each round of stroke play. After the third round of stroke play, the Top 15 teams will advance to the final round of stroke play. Monday’s final round will determine the Top 8 teams advancing to the match play format. Teams will be seeded based on their overall score from the stroke play rounds, and the final two days of competition will be a single elimination tournament to determine the NCAA Team National Champion.

The NCAA individual National Champion will be determined over the course of the stroke play rounds. The best combined score over the four rounds of stroke play will be awarded with the NCAA Individual National Championship.

TV Schedule (Golf Channel)

Monday May 29th - 4pm to 7pm CST

Tuesday May 30th - 10:30am to 12:30pm CST (Quarterfinals) 3:30pm to 7pm CST (Semifinals)

Wednesday May 31st - 3pm to 7pm CST (Finals)

Online Streaming/Tracking

TCR will be on property starting Saturday May 27th through Wednesday May 31st! If you’re planning on tracking the event through social media, you can follow the Illini shot for shot all week on Twitter @Champaign_Room or through our resident golf analyst @TCRBrad. If you’re planning on tracking the Illini via live scoring or an online video stream, use the links below.

Golf Channel Live Extra Website

Live Scoring via

Tee Times

Course Preview

Visit our friends at The Fried Egg for an in depth look at Rich Harvest Farms: