A Barstool championship for women’s golf? For Dave Portnoy and the workforce at Barstool Sports, the concept appeared like a no-brainer after what occurred in Baton Rouge on Wednesday.
“I don’t want to see them end their careers like that,” Barstool’s Sam Riggs Bozoian informed 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 didn’t advance a likelihood to compete.
The prime six seeds in Baton Rouge routinely 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,” stated Bozoian, who delivered his invitation to teams by way of Twitter in a staircase video that regarded strikingly related to one in Baton Rouge that went viral.
Bozoian plans to host a pre-championship of types May 20-21 in Arizona. The purpose is to play 36 holes every day to crown a workforce 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 stated if Barstool pulls it off and it’s NCAA-approved, he’d have his Boilermakers there in a heartbeat.
“It’s like the NIT, it sounds like to me,” stated Brouse.
Riggs, who moved to Arizona in November and performs a lot of golf at Grayhawk, stated he’s speaking to space programs and searching 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 stated.
Barstool already has an occasions workforce in place that hosts dozens of Barstool Classic tournaments across the nation.
“It’s only been a few hours,” he stated, “but I think we’ve made some traction. The Thunderbirds are helping us out.”