Chicago Highlands to Host Evans Scholars Invitational September 9-13th

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The 2020 Evans Scholars Invitational – one of five tournaments that will make up the Korn Ferry Tour’s new fall schedule – will be held Sept. 9-13th at Chicago Highlands Club in Westchester, Illinois.

“We’re excited to be joining with Chicago Highlands to conduct the Evans Scholars Invitational in Chicago’s western suburbs this September,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “This will be an outstanding venue for championship golf, and we join with the Korn Ferry Tour in looking forward to seeing golf’s future stars compete on such a quality layout.”

The Evans Scholars Invitational was originally scheduled for May 20-24 at The Glen Club, in Glenview, Illinois, but was postponed until the second week in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WGA and TOUR will continue to work with state and local officials in planning for a safe event for all involved, with the end goal remaining constant: raising much-needed funds for the Evans Scholars Foundation’s caddie scholarship program.

“We appreciate the ongoing efforts of our many partners and volunteers as we work toward tournament week, knowing we will only contest this event if deemed safe to do so under the guidance of public health authorities,” Pellegrino said. “Safety is our top priority.”

First held in 2019, the Evans Scholars Invitational provides the WGA with an added fundraising opportunity for the Evans Scholars Foundation, which offers full tuition and housing scholarships to deserving caddies across the nation. This past year, 1,010 Evans Scholars were enrolled at 18 universities. Since its founding in 1930, more than 11,050 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars.

For more information about the Evans Scholars Invitational, please visit www.esinvitational.com.

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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