The NCAA girls’s golf regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was abruptly canceled Wednesday earlier than the event even began.
NCAA committee consultant Brad Hurlbut walked down the steps at LSU’s College Membership and introduced to gamers and coaches that the golf course was playable however was not championship-level playable due to rain and standing water on the course.
“Subsequently, the highest six groups that have been seeded will advance together with the highest three people that weren’t on these groups,” stated Hurlbut, who can be the Fairleigh Dickinson athletic director. “Once more, heart-wrenching choice that we needed to make. The course is playable, however not playable at a championship stage.”
In video of the announcement posted by Miami freshman Sara Byrne, golfers may very well be heard yelling again to Hurlbut, one exclaiming that he needs to be ashamed of himself for the choice.
So right here it’s, the LSU regionals at Baton Rouge has been cancelled as a result of course being “PLAYABLE BUT NOT AT A CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL”!!!!! Disgraceful how this entire week has been dealt with!!!! Each participant labored so onerous for this week and that is how we’re handled!!! SHAMEFUL!!! pic.twitter.com/Z8FGrfYKLN
— Sara Byrne (@sarabyrne01) May 12, 2021
The highest six groups that can advance are LSU, Ole Miss, Baylor, Oregon, Maryland and Alabama. These groups will play Could 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Membership in Scottsdale, Arizona. Houston’s Karen Fredgaard, Miami’s Nataliya Guseva and Sam Houston State’s Hanna Alberto additionally advance.
Miami junior Kristyna Frydlova was among the many golfers who expressed their disappointment on social media. She posted pictures of the course below sunny skies with some standing water, saying, “After 18 years of taking part in golf I’ve by no means skilled something like this.”
That is what an unplayable course appears to be like like in accordance with @NCAA @USGA on the Baton Rouge regional. No water on the greens, seemed even nicer yesterday once we could not play both. After 18 years of taking part in golf I’ve by no means skilled something like this pic.twitter.com/Oub1pJdACP
— Kristyna Frydlova (@frydlins) May 12, 2021
The course had acquired 7 inches of rain over the previous a number of days.