NCAA representatives have stated little to clarify their determination to cancel the NCAA Women’s Regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after deeming the University Club playable however “not playable at a championship level.”
Golf Twitter has stuffed the silence.
In the 24 hours after the championship was canceled, video footage circulated of NCAA Committee consultant Brad Hurlbut, the Director of Athletics at Fairleigh Dickinson, delivering that line. When gamers object, Hurlbut initially tries to reply earlier than abruptly turning, together with three different people, and marching again up a set of stairs.
Multiple Golfweek makes an attempt to attain Hurlbut went unanswered. On Thursday afternoon, Julie Manning, chair of the NCAA Women’s Golf Committee, broke the NCAA’s silence when she appeared on Golf Channel.
Manning addressed, amongst different issues, the choice to cancel and why the match couldn’t run into one other day.
“Very difficult to ask these golf courses to give up the courses to commit further than we’ve asked of them on the front end in the bidding process,” she stated on the latter matter. “In the end, we did follow our procedure and our manual that was put together decades ago and fortunately never thought this has happened. It has not happened until this year.”
Roughly an hour earlier, Miami head coach Patti Rizzo appeared on SportsCenter to focus on the occasions in Baton Rouge.
The commentary continues on social media. Below are some of the reactions:
Lewis, who’s married to Houston women’s golf coach Gerrod Chadwell, had a vested curiosity as Houston was the No. 8 seed in Baton Rouge.
Martin Piller performed faculty golf at Texas A&M.
Madison Kerley previously performed for Arizona State.
Beth Wu previously performed for UCLA.
Karen Stupples is an analyst for Golf Channel.
And maybe most enjoyable of all for the 12 groups who didn’t advance to the nationwide championship…