Evansville Men’s City Golf Qualifier ends in a dramatic tiebreaker


Kolten Hedges tees off on the second hole during the qualifying round of the Men's City of Evansville Golf Tournament at Fendrich Golf Course in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday morning, July 2, 2022.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – There’s always something interesting going on during the City of Evansville Men’s Golf Tournament.

A total of 173 golfers competed for 63 spots during Saturday’s qualifying round. It marks the most participants for the tournament since 2008 and the first time two courses have been required since 2016.

There were low scores. Lots of suspense with an 8 man playoff. Even a bit of drama for the final spot in the main event. Even trying to qualify is never without interest.


Here’s a look at what happened at Fendrich and Helfrich Hills.

Participants putt during the qualifying round of the Evansville Men's City Golf Tournament at the Fendrich Golf Course in Evansville, Ind., on Saturday morning, July 2, 2022.

Fendrich got several low scores

It shouldn’t be surprising which site turned in the most birdies with 17 players shooting par or better at Fendrich. For comparison, only one achieved this mark last year in the rankings.

Mitchell Johnson and Matthew Godsey paced the field with 6-under 64s. Johnson, a North High School graduate, posted an impressive 10 birdies, including four in a row, to end the day.