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Championship Media Day

It was “all hands on deck” for Media Day, held April 29 at Grayhawk Golf Club, just three weeks before the beginning of the tournament. Grayhawk’s “Captain of the Club,” Del Cochran, joined ASU Golf captains Missy Farr-Kaye and Matt Thurmond, a group of players and The Thunderbirds’ Big Chief Tim Woods.

Media Fact Sheet

2021 NCAA Golf Championship Schedule

May 24:  Stroke Play Championship
May 25-26:  Match Play Championship

May 31:  Stroke Play Championship
June 1-2:  Team Championship

Championship Format

The championship fields – made up of 24 women’s teams, 30 men’s teams, 12 women and six men individual qualifiers – first compete during three rounds of stroke play. The top 15 teams and top nine individuals (not already on an advancing team) move to the fourth stroke play round, where the individual national champions are crowned, and the top eight teams advance to the match play bracket (seeded by stroke play results) to compete for the team championship.

  • Wednesday – Teams arrive
  • Thursday – Practice rounds
  • Friday – First round of stroke play competition
  • Saturday – Second round of stroke play competition
  • Sunday – Third round of stroke play competition
  • Monday – Final round of stroke play competition
  • Tuesday – Quarterfinals and semifinals of team match play
  • Wednesday – Championship match to determine team champion

Live Golf Channel Coverage

May 24, 2-6 pm:  Individual Championship
May 25, 9-11:30 am:  Team Quarterfinals
May 25, 2-6 pm:  Team Semifinals
May 26, 2-6 pm:  Team Championship

May 31, 2-6 pm: Individual Championship
June 1, 9-11:30 am:  Team Quarterfinals
June 1, 2-6 pm:  Team Semifinals
June 2, 2-6 pm:  Team Championship

Two More Years At Grayhawk


Women’s:   May 20-25
Men’s:  May 27 – June 1


Dates Coming Soon

Raptor Course: NCAA Division I Golf Championship Venue 

The championship will be contested on Grayhawk Golf Club’s Tom Fazio-designed Raptor Course. The men will play it as a par-70, 7,289-yard layout and the women at 6,429 yards, par 72. Since its debut in 1995, Raptor has hosted several competitive professional and top amateur golf tournaments including the PGA TOUR’s Frys.com Open (2007-2009), pro-ams for the WM Phoenix Open (1996 to 2012), Tommy Bahama Challenge (2004 & 2005), AJGA Thunderbird International Junior (2000-2019) and PGA Jr. League Championship through 2022.

ASU Hosts at Home

It will be the second time ASU has hosted an NCAA Golf Championship since the women held it in 1992. It’s also the third time either the men’s or women’s championship has been hosted in the Southwest since the 2012 men’s tournament in Pacific Palisades, California and the 2008 women’s tournament in New Mexico. As the only program in collegiate history to capture men’s and women’s team titles in the same season (1990), the Sun Devils now have three at-home opportunities to accomplish this feat again.

Missy Farr-Kaye/Head Coach, ASU Women’s Golf 

“To have the NCAA Championships in the Valley of the Sun is an incredible addition to our community. We have the people, the course and the golf knowledge to stage three incredible years of championships. As the coach of the host school, we look forward to trying to win more championships in front of our incredible alumni and supporters. As a former player who won a title, I can tell you there will be no better experience than a Phoenix crowd watching and encouraging all the teams.”

Matt Thurmond/Head Coach, ASU Men’s Golf

“The commitment it takes in vision, resources, and time to host NCAA Championships is massive and I can’t thank Grayhawk and Ray Anderson enough for being willing to host it. This shows the incredible support for our golf programs by our athletics department and this community. Our state takes incredible pride in its golf history and tradition and this will be an amazing addition to the local sports calendar. The NCAA Championships has become one of the premier golf tournaments and I’m beyond thrilled that it will be held here in the desert. I’m confident hosting it here will take the championships to yet another level of success and prestige.”