College golf tournaments follow a different format compared to professional golf events. Let's go over how they work.
College golf tournaments are normally comprised of either 54 or 36 holes over a two-day period. Some tournaments require players to play 36 holes one day and then 18 holes the second day, while other formats only require 18 holes per day.
Each college normally fields its five top players to compete in the tournament. After each round, the team will count the lowest four scores from its five players, which will make up the team's cumulative score. The college with the lowest cumulative score wins the tournament. Note that handicap does not factor into final scoring.