Mike Brumfield Leads at Halfway Point of Kentucky Senior Amateur

SIMPSONVILLE, KY (August 16, 2021) – University of Louisville Golf Club played tough for the 100+ players of the Kentucky Senior Amateur in the first of its two rounds on Monday. It was not that tough for overall leader Mike Brumfield, however, as the Morehead State Hall-of-Famer shot 68 (-4) to post the only sub-70 round of the day. That earned him a three-stroke lead at the halfway point of the championship with the final round looming on Tuesday.

Brumfield’s day began with four consecutive pars, but four birdies in the next five holes quickly moved him up the leaderboard and into the lead. Two straight birdies to close out his day on holes 17 and 18 widened his margin up top, with Tony Wise the closest to him in the Senior Division after shooting 71 (-1). Paxton Song and Bryan Baysinger are tied for third with scores of 72 (E), while Chester Musselman, Jay Kelly and Tom Campbell are in a tie for fifth following totals of 73 (+1).

Net competitions are also being held in this championship and the top of the Senior Division offers little difference in that category, as Brumfield leads that race as well with Wise once again his closest pursuer.

Jim Brown, a three-time winner of the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur, is in front in the Masters Division (players aged 60-69). A meticulous playing of the championship venue featured fifteen pars with two birdies and one bogey adding up to 71 (-1). That puts him two shots clear of a pair of players in second place, as Stefan Robbins and Jim Murphy, a recent qualifier of the U.S. Senior Amateur, are Brown’s closest pursuers.

Randy Stambaugh leads this division’s net race with a total of 67 (-5). That gives him a one-stroke lead over Jay Dietrich, who had a net score of 68 (-4).

The Legends Division (players aged 70 or older) is topped by Jim Caudill of Morehead who had the second-best gross score of any player on Monday with 70 (-2). That has him two strokes up on Mike Lenox and Elmo Greer who share second at 72 (E).

Caudill’s net score also happened to be 70 (-2), which leads that department as well. Greer also shares second in this race with Billy Ballard joining him with 71 (-1).


  • Three of the four par-fives surrendered at least one gross eagle on Monday. Rodney Chancey claimed the sole eagle on the 9th, Stefan Robbins and Scott Pottinger each made eagle on the 13th, and Don Merrifield recorded the 17th’s long eagle.
  • Across all divisions, the par-four 15th was the hardest hole of the day with a stroke-to-par average of +0.87.
  • The short par-four 6th played as the easiest hole with a tally of +0.10. It had more birdies than any other hole with twenty-one.
  • The back nine played as the harder of the two sides to open the tournament. An average of 40.57 strokes was recorded on holes 10-18 compared to 39.69 on the front nine.
  • Added together, the average score in round one was 80.26.

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