Indiana high school senior boy’s golfers will be in for a real treat if outdoor conditions continue to improve.
Since all IHSAA spring sports have been canceled because of the coronavirus, there’s now an alternative for graduating senior golfers in 2020.
They’ll have opportunity to play in two tournaments next month.
Westfield coach Josh Bryant, president of the Indiana High School Golf Coaches? Association and on the committee for the IGA event, told the Columbus Republic that the tournament came together out of a collaboration of different people, including other coaches and Indiana Golf Association executive director Mike David.
Bryant also said that he was sure that every coach is supportive of the spirit of the event.
IHSAA assistant commissioner Chris Kaufman, who overseas high school golf for the state association, said the tournament falls under summer rules, and coaches can have unlimited contact with players.
(Boys golf also would have been the final team event on the 2020 schedule had it been played . . . And the summer season begins on May 26.)
Kaufman also reportedly said that players would be free to represent schools at the team event.
The Indiana Boys Golf Senior Open will be played June 3 and 4 at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin.
The following week, the Indiana 2020 Team Tournament is scheduled to take place.
A qualifying round is scheduled for Monday, June 8 at seven golf clubs around the state: The Legends (Franklin), Country Oaks (Montgomery), Brookwood (Fort Wayne), Otter Creek (Columbus), Ulen Country Club (Lebanon), The Players Club (Yorktown) and Harrison Hills (Attica). Teams reportedly can choose their site for qualifications.
The top 18 teams out of the qualifying round advance to the finals, which are set for June 10 and 11 a Purdue University’s Ackerman Course. Registration for the Team Tournament runs from May 8 to May 29 through the Indiana Golf Association.
The tournament is open to the first 120 players from the Class of 2020 who register.