UPDATE: The second rounds of all girls golf state championships will not continue on Tuesday. More information is available here. The original story is below.
TIMNATH, WINDSOR and EAGLE — The Class 5A and 4A girls golf state tournaments will use a shotgun start on the second and final day of their championships on Tuesday.
A decision on the format for 3A will be made by 7:45 a.m on Tuesday, but for now, the tournament is planning on sticking with its regular tee times.
The change in 4A and 5A is being made in an effort to ensure the tournaments complete play with poor weather in the forecast. The first day of each tournament was played in wet conditions.
"We want to be off the course as early as possible," said CHSAA associate commissioner Tom Robinson, who oversees golf. "And the shotgun start gives us that opportunity."
The shotgun start will begin at 9 a.m.
Here are the details:
- Each hole will have at least one group, comprised of three golfers, tee off at 9 a.m.
- Holes 1-10 will have two groups set to tee off. For example, Group 1A will tee off at 9 a.m., and Group 1B will tee off immediately after.
- Holes 11-18 will have one group per hole.
- The leaders will be in Groups 1A and 1B.
The 3A state tournament, held in Eagle, is planning to use regular tee times for its second round on Tuesday, but may reevaluate the format depending on overnight weather and how early the girls would be able to tee off. It is possible that the tournament may have a delayed start on Tuesday.
CHSAANow will have complete coverage of all three state championships.