Indian Hills Country Club hosting KY PGA Championship for first time

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The biggest golf tournament in the Bluegrass has returned to Bowling Green for the first time since 2015.

Olde Stone Country club first hosted the Kentucky PGA Professional Championship four years go.

Now, Indian Hills Country Club is hosting the event for the first time.

The two-day event features the 41 top golfers in the state.

Five of the competitors are from Bowling Green, headlined by WKU Women’s Golf coach Adam Gary and Indian Hills Golf Pro John Mullendore.

The first round took place on Monday with round two set to take place on Tuesday morning.

The top three finishers will qualify for the national tournament which will be held in Austin, Tx., in April 2020.

Mullendore said preparation for the event began nearly a month ago, with maintenance staff taking time to alter the course to make it more challenging for the talented field of golfers.

It’s special to be hosting this event for the first time, added Mullendore, but especially for the club and the city of Bowling Green.

“It showcases not only Bowling Green and Indian Hills, but the campus at Western Kentucky,” he said. “A lot of these pros from Louisville and Lexington don’t come down here very often. I’ve talked to several of them yesterday and they were very pleased with what Bowling Green had to offer. They didn’t realize how big of a city it was. I just think it’s good to have everybody come down to here in our backyard.”

This is the 68th Kentucky PGA Professional Championship.