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10/02/20 – Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Championships Set For Next Week

October 2, 2020 2020-2021 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2020

The first state championship of the 2020-21 academic year will take place next week, as the 2020 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships (Oct. 5-10) return to the Bowling Green Country Club for the 15th-consecutive season. The boys’ tournament begins with the opening round at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, followed by the second 18 holes on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The girls’ championship opens with first round action on Friday, Oct. 9, with the final 18 holes slated for Saturday, Oct. 10.

The KHSAA will utilize Golf Genius for its scoring software this year, with one player in each group entering scores from a mobile device following each hole. Live scores entered in this manner will be considered unofficial, as players will be required to finalize their round in the official scoring area following completion of their 18 holes.

The state championship will follow all guidelines outlined in the Association’s Return To Competition document (https://bit.ly/3ipkoqz), as approved by Golf House Kentucky and Kentucky Junior Golf, including requirements for masks for spectators and attendance limitations.

The Taylor County boys and Lexington Christian girls both enter the event in search of their third-straight state championship. Taylor County (305-301) edged Trinity (Lou.) by two strokes at last year’s event to repeat as boys’ team champions. Marshall County’s Jay Nimmo claimed the boys’ individual title with a three-under par 141 total (69-72). Lexington Christian picked up its second-straight girls’ team title in 2019, as its 632 score (313-319) resulted in a 28-stroke victory for the Lady Eagles. Boyd County’s Olivia Hensley captured medalist honors at last year’s event, as an opening round 69 helped her finish at two-under par 142.

Tee times and pairings for each event can be found through the tournament homepage link below, which will also be the source for live scoring throughout the championships. Fans interested in following the event with their mobile devices can also download the Golf Genius app.

2020 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships
Tournament Central – https://khsaa.org/2020-leachman-buick-gmc-cadillac-khsaa-state-golf-results-entries/
Tournament Program – https://bit.ly/3cZjC2w
Golf Genius App – https://apple.co/3jq8iPi

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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 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 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 over 4,000 contest officials.

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