NCAA Announces Site Change for 2010 NCAA Golf Championship

Sept. 1, 2010

Indianapolis, Ind. – The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee has announced the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships will be held at the Capital City Club/Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga., May 28-June 2, and Georgia Tech will remain the host institution.

The 2013 event, originally scheduled to take place at the Atlanta Athletic Club, was moved to the Capital City Club due to unforeseen circumstances.

“The committee is pleased to award the 2013 championship to Georgia Tech and the Capital City Club/Crabapple Course.” said Darin Spease, chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee and senior associate athletic director at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. “We are confident that Georgia Tech’s outstanding hosting capabilities over the last several years, combined with the remarkable job that Capital City Club/Crabapple Course did at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf regional, will provide a memorable championship experience for our student-athletes.”

The championship will be in Atlanta for the first time, and Georgia Tech will be the host of the event for the first time. Tech has previously hosted three NCAA regional tournaments, in 2002 at Ansley Golf Club at Settindown Creek, in 2007 at the Golf Club of Georgia and last spring at the Capital City Club/Crabapple.

“Georgia Tech is excited to have the opportunity to provide a championship experience that golf student-athletes deserve,” said Bruce Heppler, head golf coach at Georgia Tech. “We were honored to be selected originally as the hosts, and grateful to the NCAA Men’s Golf Committee for their decision to keep the 2013 championship in Atlanta by awarding the event to the Capital City Club/Crabapple Course.”

“We’re thrilled that the NCAA has decided to keep the NCAA Golf Championship in Atlanta and thrilled to host the event,” said Tech director of athletics Dan Radakovich. “The Crabapple Course was an outstanding venue for the Atlanta Regional last spring, and the team led by Bob Covington at the Capital City Club is very excited about hosting this prestigious event.”

The announcement means Georgia Tech will host NCAA championships in two sports in 2013. The Yellow Jackets also are the host for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Tech has been the host for two previous Men’s Final Fours (2002, 2007) and two Women’s Final Fours (1993, 2003).

Prior to the 2010 NCAA regional, the Capital City Club/Crabapple has been the venue for the 2005 Canon Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event for junior golfers, and the 2003 WGC-American Express Championship.

The 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships are scheduled for May 31-June 5 at the Karsten Creek Golf Club, in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State University will serve as the host. The 2012 championships are scheduled for May 29-June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., with the University of Southern California serving as the host.

For more information on the Division I Men’s Golf Championship, log on to NCAA.com.

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