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05/11/22 – Board Approves Golf State First Round Sites

May 12, 2022 Athletic Department Blog Updates


The KHSAA Board of Control approved site rotations for 2022 and future years for hosts of the First Round of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Girls’ and Boys’ State Golf Tournaments.

State Site#1-Owensboro Country Club (Owensboro)
State Site #2-Heritage Hill Golf Course (Shepherdsville)
State Site #3-Winchester Country Club (Winchester)

State Site #1-Calvert City Country Club (Calvert City)
State Site #2-Kenton County Golf Courses (Independence)
State Site #3-TBD

State Site #1-Hopkinsville Country Club (Hopkinsville)
State Site #2-TBD
State Site #3-TBD

Previous Board action approved added after Regional play, an additional round of golf, deemed the State First Round, to be conducted across three locations. Each State First Round will include four defined Regions with each Region advancing 20 golfers to the State First Round for a total of 80 golfers at each site (Site #1 will include Regions 1-4, Site #2 will include Regions 5-8, and Site #3 will include Regions 9-12).

In contrast to the previous format that advanced the winning team and top seven individuals not on the qualifying team, the newly adopted format will advance the top two teams and the top 10 individuals from non-advancing teams.

Thirty golfers from each State First Round site will advance to the State Final Rounds Tournament for a total of 90 participants: the top three teams and top 15 individuals from non-advancing teams from each of the three first-round sites.

With the change, up to 96 additional golfers will advance from Region to State First Round, promoting the potential growth of the sport in all areas of the state. With an increased number of participants advancing, regions with traditionally successful teams and individuals are not eliminated in favor of participants from other areas.

With the addition of three additional courses, strong relationships have the potential to develop, assisting with the continued growth of the sport. Both the State First Round and the State Tournament have the flexibility to start later in the day in the event of inclement weather, allowing for completion of play which has been a major challenge with the current format. Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac of Bowling Green will continue to be the title sponsor of the boys’ and girls’ tournaments (all rounds).

The State Final Round will have all 90 golfers compete for both days of the event without the necessity of a cut, and allow play to be conducted in one flight as players are accustomed to doing most of the year.

2022 Golf
Region Tournaments – September 19-21*, Selected Sites
State First Round – September 26-28*, Selected Sites
Boys’ State Final Rounds – Oct. 3-5, Bowling Green Country Club (Bowling Green)
Girls’ State Final Rounds – Oct. 6-8, Bowling Green Country Club (Bowling Green)
(*-local scheduling flexibility, boys and girls must be on separate days)


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for nearly 4,000 contest officials.



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