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Kay Maher qualified for Saturday’s finals of the Heartland Golf Championship that will be held at River Greens golf course.

The conclusion to the summer-long Heartland Golf Championship will be decided on Saturday at River Greens golf course.

Since June, there have been eight qualifiers held at different courses throughout the Heartland and players were able to qualify for Saturday’s finals.

All players competed in a scoring format with points for eagles, birdies and pars and the top scorers from each event gained entry into Saturday’s final 18 holes.

Golfers of all abilities have equal chances since handicaps are used for the tournaments.

The winner in the men’s division will win a free cruise as will the winner in the women’s division.

“It’s been a great summer of golf and we’re looking forward to the championship round on Saturday,” said Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim Smolarick.”

There should be more than 90 players vying for first place and the free cruises.

“Saturday is going to be a great day with 90 or more golfers coming out,” Smolarick said. “They will be playing really hard and fair.

Everyone will be hustling to win the cruise. The county’s best golfers will be participating and they all know each other really well so there will be a lot of camaraderie. We are looking forward to a great time. We need a lot of people to come out and watch. We want to make it a great family day.”

Golfers will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at River Greens golf course in Avon Park. The public is invited to come out and watch the action for free.

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