Alabama Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams Set to Participate in East Lake Cup
The Alabama Crimson Tide men’s and women’s golf teams will participate in the 2018 edition of the East Lake Cup, a three-day tournament that features eight of the top teams (four semifinalists from both the men’s and women’s national championship) in collegiate golf.
Alabama is the first program to send its men’s and women’s teams to the event in the same year, as both finished national runner-up at their respective NCAA Championships last May.
The East Lake Cup will be contested over three days, following the format from the final three days of the NCAA men’s and women’s golf national championships. On Oct. 29, the eight teams will compete in individual stroke play competition to determine the individual champion and to seed for two days of match-play competition. On Oct. 30-31, two match-play tournaments will be hosted simultaneously for the men’s and women’s divisions, with the semifinals taking place on Tuesday and the finals and consolation matches on Wednesday.
Teams for the East Lake Cup will compete on the championship golf course at East Lake Golf Club, home of the TOUR Championship, the season-ending event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. The East Lake Cup benefits the East Lake Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to helping families build better lives and children reach their highest potential through its holistic approach to community revitalization incorporating mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education and community wellness. The East Lake Cup has raised nearly $1.5 million for the East Lake Foundation since its inception in 2015. Mercedes-Benz, CSX and Bridgestone Golf are sponsors for the East Lake Cup in 2018.
Oklahoma State University - Reigning NCAA national champions.
University of Alabama – 2018 NCAA national championship runners-up; 2013-14 NCAA national champions.
Auburn University - 2018 SEC conference champions; 2018 national championship semifinalists.
Duke University – 2018 NCAA national championship semifinalists.
University of Arizona - Reigning NCAA national champions.
University of Alabama – 2018 NCAA national championship runners-up; 2012 NCAA national champions.
Stanford University - 2015 NCAA National Champions.
University of Southern California - 2017 East Lake Cup champions.