It has been a remarkable 10 days for women’s college golf. Last Wednesday, the NCAA controversially cancelled the Division I Women’s Golf Championships regional event in Baton Rouge, La., without a single shot being played. The reason? The course has received over seven inches of rain, and though it was deemed playable, it wasn’t “championship level.”
So, in lieu of qualifying on the course, the top six-seeded teams (LSU, Ole Miss, Baylor, Oregon, Maryland and Alabama) of the 18 onsite and top three-seeded individuals were selected to advance to the national tournament, abruptly ending the season for the dozens of players left on the outside looking in. A video of an NCAA official’s announcement of the cancellation quickly went viral on social media.
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