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Irish Creek to host North State H.S. Challenge

 
The Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the N.C. Junior Golf Foundation are pleased to announce The North State High School Challenge will return to The Club at Irish Creek on March 23-24, 2018. The event will be a 36-hole stroke play tournament for public and private high schools from the state of North Carolina. Cannon School of Concord, NC will look to defend their title after coming from behind to win the 5th North State High School Challenge.
 
The centerpiece of The Club at Irish Creek is a stunning 18-hole Davis Love III Signature Golf Course. Set into dramatic, rolling terrain that encircles a pristine 400-acre lake, Love's design takes full advantage of the mature forest, the natural contours, and the ever-present lakefront, which is visible from 16 of the 18 holes.  Beyond the breathtaking views, this masterful design pays homage to a past where walking was part of the game. Love's goal was to create a course that members want to play repeatedly - a layout that challenges skilled players to think their way from tee to green, but also "is a course that my mom would enjoy," with few forced carries, wide fairways, and ample greens to accommodate recreational players and juniors just learning the game.
 
An anticipated field of 18 teams (90 junior golfers) will compete on the Davis Love redesigned course that opened for play in 2007 and has hosted numerous Carolinas Golf Association and USGA qualifying tournaments.
 
 
DATES
March 23-24, 2018

FORMAT
The championship is conducted at 36-holes of team and individual stroke play. Each team may be represented by five players and must return four individual 18-hole scores each day to qualify for the team championship.
 
ELIGIBILITY
Open to any public and private North Carolina high school golf team.  Team members must meet age eligibility set by their school.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Monday, February 5, 2018                Registration opens at 8 pm              
Friday, February 23, 2018                 Registration closes at 12 pm
Friday, March 9, 2018                       Team entry fee invoices due
Thursday, March 15, 2018                Team rosters due by 5 pm
Friday, March 23, 2018                     Coaches registration starting at 11:00 am
                                                          Round one starting with 1:00 pm shotgun
                                                          Tournament cookout for players and coaches after play
Saturday, March 24, 2018                 Round two tee times starting off #1 and #10 at 12:00 pm
                                                          Awards presentation at 6:30 pm
 
PRIZES
Trophies are awarded to the championship school, members of the championship team, and the individual medalist and runner-up.
 
ENTRY PROCESS
1. Coach enters team on line (no fee at this time) at www.18northstatehsboys.golfgenius.com  on February 5, 2018 at 8 pm.
2. Accepted schools (first 14 teams to register) receive email with tournament information and invoice.
3. Invoice must be paid (checks only) by March 9, 2018.
4. Coaches must submit final roster by 5 pm on March 15, 2018.
5. Round one starting times are posted on March 16, 2018.


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