NCAA Golf Championships

NCAA Golf Championships

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships were a Huge Success!

Northern Illinois University and Rich Harvest Farms are excited to announce that we hosted the most well-attended NCAA Golf Championships in the history of the event! With eight times as many spectators as last year, the back-to-back tournaments drew spectators of all ages, from Illinois to Oklahoma. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event–we would not be able to enjoy this level of success without the dedication of our volunteers and the passion of our spectators.

Men’s Golf Championship Winners


The Men’s Championship was a beautiful display of fantastic weather and amazing golf, even in windy conditions. Braden Thornberry became the first player in Ole Miss history to win individual medalist honors, finishing with an 11-under par total of 277 to win the title by four strokes over Mason Overstreet of Arkansas. Matthias Schwab and Theo Humphrey of Vanderbilt, along with Scottie Scheffler of Texas, finished in a three-way tie for third at six-under, 282. And while hometown favorite University of Illinois made a good showing, making it all the way to the Semifinals and drawing in large crowds, it was the University of Oklahoma that ended up beating out reigning champions University of Oregon for the team title on May 31. For more highlights, please visit

Women’s Golf Championship Winners


The Women’s Championship wasn’t hampered by the rain as it raced to an exciting conclusion. Monica Vaughn of the Arizona State University Sun Devils won the individual title by one stroke over Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho and Duke’s Leona Maguire on May 22. The Championship team title was also taken by Arizona State University on May 24, beating out hometown favorite Northwestern University. For more highlights, visit

Kids Days


Thanks to the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois, over 2,200 students were able to attend the NCAA Golf Championships for free and enjoy fun activities during Kids Days. The Foundation is the sole supporter of many similar programs across the state of Illinois that are designed to introduce children between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, life lessons, and more. To help the Kids Golf Foundation continue their mission, sign up for their newsletter at the bottom of their website, or donate down below!


Competing Teams

Women Men
May 19-24 May 26-31
1 Stanford 1 USC
2 Alabama 2 Oklahoma State
3 Florida 3 Stanford
4 Arizona State 4 LSU
5 South Carolina 5 UNLV
6 Duke 6 UCF
7 Furman 7 Vanderbilt
8 Northwestern 8 Baylor
9 Florida State 9 Kent State
10 Pepperdine 10 Texas
11 Oregon 11 Duke
12 Michigan State 12 Auburn
13 USC 13 Oregon
14 Texas 14 Illinois
15 Baylor 15 Florida State
16 The Ohio State 16 Pepperdine
17 Miami 17 Kennesaw State
18 California 18 Iowa State
19 Purdue 19 Clemson
20 Texas Tech 20 Oklahoma
21 Clemson 21 Virginia
22 Kent State 22 Ole Miss
23 Michigan 23 Alabama
24 North Carolina 24 New Mexico
25 Arizona State
26 North Carolina
27 Lipscomb
28 Purdue
29 Jacksonville
30 Penn State

What’s Next?

Rich Harvest Farms is proud to continue our long-standing tradition of supporting amateur golf. We will continue to host the Northern Intercollegiate, Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s and Women’s Golf Team’s tournament, and look forward to hosting the Western Golf Association’s Western Junior in 2019. Come 2020 though, the opportunities are endless. Make sure to connect with us by signing up for our newsletter by clicking down below:


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