The University of Cailifornia at Santa Barbara had qualified for the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, but they still had another feat ahead of them. The NCDGC is hosted in North Augusta, South Carolina. They needed to help raise money so they could make the trip.
ESPN featured Collegiate Disc Golf during the Mississippi State vs. Alabama football game last weekend. The highly anticipated match up of these previously undefeated SEC teams definitely had a sea of viewers watching as they featured coverage from a disc golf match between the two nationally ranked disc golf teams and showed that their rivalry exends far beyond the gridiron.
The first two Premier Events, two General Qualifiers, and one Playoffs Qualifier have already been completed. That means six National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship (NCDGC) spots and four National Qualifier Playoffs (NQP) spots have been earned.
Once again, Flex D.G. will be kicking off the collegiate disc golf season with the Northeastern Collegiate Disc Golf Championship II. This year the NECDGC will be one of six Premier tournaments chosen by the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships to award two teams spots in the 2013 Championship.
The PDGA and the National Collegiate Disc Golf Union are extremely excited about the upcoming 2012-2013 season and can't wait to see the growth of this wonderful faction of our great sport. Collegiate disc golf is a great vehicle to get our sport to the next level. Last year we had over 100 schools participate in a collegiate disc golf tournament. Our goal is to double that this year.