Final January, the NCAA Division I Competitors Oversight Committee introduced it will allow substitutions for the match-play portion of the NCAA Division Males’s Golf Championship, starting in 2017.

Now, the substitutions rule will probably be expanded.

Beginning in 2018, substitutions will probably be allowed for each match play and stroke play on the NCAA Males’s Championship and NCAA regionals. The NCAA committee accepted the rule change throughout its assembly final week in Indianapolis.

“The committee believes permitting substitutions for stroke play will present every workforce the power to regulate its lineup so that every might be collaborating with 5 gamers,” the NCAA launch said.

The committee had been discussing substitutions at size because the 2016 NCAA Championship, the place Texas was pressured to play with out its star golfer Beau Hossler within the ultimate match towards Oregon. Hossler tore the labrum in his left shoulder within the group’s semifinal victory over USC the day earlier than.

In accordance with the NCAA, fifty seven % of the almost 200 coaches who responded to a current survey indicated that substitutions ought to be permitted in all rounds of the postseason.

Final spring, 23 packages introduced a sixth participant to the NCAA Championship at Wealthy Harvest Farms, although not one of the eight match-play qualifiers (seven of which had an additional participant in website) enacted the rule.