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IVWGI set for Aug. 9 at Prophet Hills

For now, the show will go on for this year’s Illinois Valley Women’s Golf Invitational.

Prophet Hills Golf Club is hosting the 2020 IVWGI, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 9, in Prophetstown.

Kathy Potthoff of Spring Creek said the coronavirus pandemic remains a concern, however.

“We all want to be safe and keep others safe. Prophet Hills is preparing to host, but all is dependent on future Illinois mandates,” she said.

Prophet Hills is hosting the Invitational for the first time since joining the field in 2016. The standing rules require that clubs that are within a 60-mile radius of South Bluff in Peru, the original IVWGI host course, are invited to participate.áThe Prophetstown club meets this requirement on the northwest border.

Prophet Hills has been quite successful during its four-year stint, taking home team titles in its first two years (2016, 2017). Many PH golfers have also won individual class awards.

Other active participating clubs are Seneca’s Deer Park (Oglesby), Edgewood Park (McNabb), Hidden Lake (Sheffield), Mendota Golf Club, Morris Country Club, Senica’s Oak Ridge (LaSalle), Spring Creek (Spring Valley) and Wyaton Hills (Princeton).

Spring Creek is the defending team champion. Cheri Russell of Morris won her second title in four years and third in nine.

Entry fee is $65, which includes practice round and tournament fees, a tournament shared cart, lunch, appetizers and awards.

There will be a championship, A, B and C flights with divisions for gross team, net team, senior and super senior.

Reservations need to be made by Aug. 1.

Tee times for practice rounds may be made by calling the pro shop at 815-537-5226.

Checks made payable to Prophet Hills Ladies Association may be sent to: Margie Sommers at 340 Tree Lane, Prophetstown, IL 61270.

For more information, call Sommers at 815-632-9615.

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