Golf News for Thursday, October 7, 2004 | Briefly

National Collegiate Golf Championship update

Irvine, CA (October 4, 2004) Collegiate Golf Alliance (CGA), the premier online registration and management tool, announced UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas will be one of 35 Local Qualifier Host schools for the 3rd Annual National Collegiate Golf Championship in the fall of 2004.

The California-based company will team with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) to manage the 2004 National Collegiate Golf Championship endorsed program. A 2 person scramble event for collegiate and university amateurs, the NCGC will allow golfers to compete for their university to see who will be the 2004 National Champion. The Championship has three divisions: Student, Faculty/Staff and Alumni/Community. All levels of golfers are encouraged to participate, as the format will utilize a net scoring system. The UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Local Qualifier will be held on October 24, 2004.

For more event info go to for a listing of all Local Qualifying Events go to

This amateur golf event is focused on university recreational golfers and will consist of 35 local qualifying tournaments held across the United States in the fall. Local Qualifying winners will advance to the official National Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas December 3-5, 2004. The CGA and NIRSA will promote and market the event to over 700 colleges and universities making this the premier recreational college golf event. Portions of proceeds of the Local Qualifiers and the Championship will benefit the NIRSA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for students through professional development, research, scholarships, and educational resources.

“The NCGC brings together students, faculty and alumni to compete for their university and against other colleges and universities. Teaming with the NIRSA gives us a chance to take our campus golf programming to the next level,” stated CGA’s President and CEO Mike Munson.

Sponsors of the event include Southwest Airlines, Warrior Custom Golf, Cutter & Buck, American Hole in One, Red Bull, Sports Illustrated On Campus and American Golf. To provide additional resources, CGA has appointed six regional managers to assist in the programming of campus golf events as well as help coordinate the National Tournament.

The NCGC will provide sponsorship, prizes and organizational support to Local Qualifying Events and manage the National Tournament. Full details including rules, prize structure, format and eligibility are available at

Trevor Ozawa and Charles Ralston of the University of Southern California won the second annual National Collegiate Golf Championships held Sunday, December 7, 2003 at the Badlands Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada. The duo from USC narrowly defeated a team from Fairfield University by just one stroke. (Related article)

“The tournament was a lot of fun, and the people we met were great. Next year we’re going to go out, have fun, and see what we can do. We expect to see a lot more students interested and competing next year,” said Charles Ralston, 2003 National Champion from USC.

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