It’s a major week in women’s college golf with the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate kicking off Monday on Golf Channel and Peacock. 2023 marks the 11th edition of the tournament, which has become one of the most prestigious on the NCAA schedule. The 54-hole, stroke-play event bares the name of Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer, Charleston, South Carolina native and University of South Carolina alumnus Darius Rucker, who has been active in the world of golf and regularly performs at his eponymous tournament.
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What to know about the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
The University of South Carolina (4) and the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina, host the tournament, which has a 17-team field featuring three of the top five teams (No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 South Carolina) and six of the top 10, according to the latest Golfstat rankings. The three-day event features both individual and team championships.
The full field for the tournament includes the University of Alabama, Arizona State University (12), the University of Arkansas, Auburn University (15), Baylor University, Duke University, Furman University, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky (23), Louisiana State University (6), the University of Oregon (3), the University of South Carolina (4), Northwestern University (19), the University of Texas (8), Vanderbilt University (20) and the University of Virginia (13). 2022 champions Wake Forest (2) round out the field. Howard University will be represented in the individual championship.
Since the inaugural Intercollegiate in 2012, Alabama leads all schools with five teams titles, followed by Duke and Wake Forest with two apiece. Oregon will make its team debut in this year’s tournament, the only school playing in “the Darius” for the first time.
Last year’s Intercollegiate, a second consecutive win for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (won in 2020, tournament not held in 2021), made history as the first all-women’s regular-season college tournament to air live on the Golf Channel, and the event returns in 2023 with first-round action set to kick off Monday, Feb. 27, on Golf Channel and Peacock.
“Your own home tournament is special, and Long Cove is such a special place,” South Carolina sophomore Hannah Darling told the Gamecocks new site. “Having it televised is very nice. You have the best of the best competing, so it doesn’t get any better than that. It’s great that people get to see that.”
See below for full information on how to watch, schedule and tune-in times for the 2023 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.
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Darius Rucker Intercollegiate TV Schedule
Round 1 Highlights
Check out the best shots from the first two rounds of action at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate:
Round 2 Highlights
Final round: Wednesday, March 1
- Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m. ET (the day’s coverage includes Golf Today at 12 p.m. ET)
- TV Network: Golf Channel
- Streaming: Peacock
For more coverage of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and NCAA and professional golf, visit golfchannel.com. The tournament is one of five spring college events airing on Golf Channel this spring. The Darius follows the Southwestern Invitational, won by the men’s team at Texas in February. Still to come is the Western Collegiate Invitational in April and the NCAA women’s and men’s championships in May.