Tulsa hosts 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championships; Collegiate event brings thousands to Green Country

A major golf tournament teeing off in Tulsa.

Twenty-four teams and six individuals will battle for the national title.

Student athletes representing 19 states and 31 countries will take to the green for the 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championships.

"This is a huge event, obviously it's the pinnacle of every student athlete's collegiate career," said NCAA Championship Associate Director Carol Reep.

Event organizers have been prepping for the event since the city was selected to host the 2014 collegiate competition two-years ago.

"It's important to the city, it's important for the University of Tulsa with our rich golf history and background to have a major event of this type here at the city of Tulsa," said University of Tulsa Associate Athletics Director Nicholas Salis.

And this major sporting event isn't just bringing golfers to Tulsa's greens, it's bringing "green" to Green Country.

"We have 30 institutions that are here in Tulsa, an economic impact of about $500-thousand," Salis said.

After two-days of set-up, golfers got to take a swing at the Tulsa Country Club's course Sunday before the start of the tournament on Tuesday.

"It's an opportunity for student athletes to get two looks at the golf course," Reep said.

And an opportunity for Tulsa to drive it home, on and off the field.

"It's a great, great honor as well for the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa Sports Commission and the city of Tulsa," added Salis.

This is the second time the Tulsa Country Club has hosted the National Championship.

The tournament will award a national title to a team and an individual.

Tee times begin Tuesday morning and the competition ends Friday.

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