A Barstool championship for girls’s golf? For Dave Portnoy and the group at Barstool Sports, the thought appeared like a no-brainer after what happened in Baton Rouge on Wednesday.
“I don’t want to see them end their careers like that,” Barstool’s Sam Riggs Bozoian advised Golfweek.
Bozoian, shocked by the NCAA’s controversial cancellation of the Baton Rouge regional with out a single shot being performed, needed to give the 12 teams that did not advance a likelihood to compete.
The prime six seeds in Baton Rouge robotically superior to the NCAA Championship May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, after officers deemed the course playable, however not to a “championship level” due to extreme rain.
“I couldn’t believe the way that they handled it,” mentioned Bozoian, who delivered his invitation to teams through Twitter in a staircase video that regarded strikingly comparable to one in Baton Rouge that went viral.
Bozoian plans to host a pre-championship of kinds May 20-21 in Arizona. The purpose is to play 36 holes every day to crown a group and particular person champion.
The following teams have been invited: Oregon State, Houston, Miami, North Texas, Purdue, Mississippi State, Tulsa, Sam Houston State, Kennesaw State, East Tennessee State, Jacksonville State and Quinnipiac.
Purdue coach Devon Brouse mentioned if Barstool pulls it off and it is NCAA-approved, he’d have his Boilermakers there in a heartbeat.
“It’s like the NIT, it sounds like to me,” mentioned Brouse.
Riggs, who moved to Arizona in November and performs a lot of golf at Grayhawk, mentioned he is speaking to space programs and looking out into what’s potential by way of offering airfare and lodging.
“We’re flying by the seat of our pants to see what’s allowed to be taken care of,” he mentioned.
Barstool already has an occasions group in place that hosts dozens of Barstool Classic tournaments across the nation.
“It’s only been a few hours,” he mentioned, “but I think we’ve made some traction. The Thunderbirds are helping us out.”
This article initially appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Barstool sports wants women’s teams who missed out on NCAAs to play