Boys Golf Chronology

1899 Chicago (Harvard) and Chicago (University School [not University High]) meet in first known golf match between two Illinois secondary schools.
1903 First Western Interscholastic Golf Tournament held (open meet for high school athletes).
1916 University of Illinois sponsors first state high school golf tournament (individual competition only).
1934 State tournament held in the fall instead of the spring during the 1934-35 school year; meet held away from University of Illinois for the first time (at Peoria).
1938 First team competition conducted in state high school tournament.
1974 State meet moved permanently from the spring to the fall season.
1975 Competition held in two classes for the first time.
2007 Competition held in three classes for the first time.