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10/01/18 – Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Championships Begin Tuesday

October 1, 2018 2018-2019 News Releases



The first state championship trophies of the 2018-19 season will be awarded this week at the Bowling Green Country Club with the 2018 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships. The girls’ tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 a.m., followed by the second round on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The boys’ championship gets underway with first round action on Friday, Oct. 5, with the final 18 holes slated for Saturday, Oct. 6.

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 BlueGolf Junior Golf app for iOS or Android ( or the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour app for live results.

Sacred Heart enters the 2018 tournament in search of its third-consecutive state title, after repeating as team champions with a 617 total (302-315) last year. The Valkyries had two individuals finish in the top three, with Ryan Bender claiming medalist honors at four-over par 148 (71-77) and Taylor Edlin tying for second place at five-over par 149 (74-75). On the boys’ side, Lexington Christian Academy will also look to repeat last year’s sweep of the team and individual titles. The Eagles finished at eight-over par 584 (292-292) to earn a three-stroke victory over St. Xavier (290-297), led by individual medalist Jansen Preston’s seven-under par 137 (70-67).

2018 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships
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Tournament Central –
BlueGolf Junior Golf App –


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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 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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