A spokesperson with the Mississippi High School Activities Association said Monday that a ruling on a protest by New Albany High School of the Class 4A golf championship scores would likely be made today.
“They’re still reviewing the information,” said Phyfa Eiland, the director of development for the MHSAA.
New Albany filed its protest last Thursday following a two-stroke loss to Itawamba AHS at River Birch Country Club. Questins about a swing by Itawamba AHS sophomore golfer Taylor Boggs on hole No. 8 during the final round Wednesday is the reason for the official protest.
If Boggs is disqualified, New Albany would be declared state champion.
Boggs, 15, says he took a practice swing only. New Albany’s position is that he whiffed a shot and failed to record it on his scorecard.
Tournament officials ruled in favor of Boggs and IAHS after consulting with the Mississippi Golf Association and the United States Golf Association.
In other news, Boggs lost the age 15-19 division title in a playoff on the first hole Sunday to Austin Richard of Lafayette, La., at the Quail Hollow Junior Classic in McComb.
Boggs and Richard both recorded 148 scores through two rounds of regulation play.
The tournament is part of the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.
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