Downs/Whan/Douglas/Gentry Win Feeders Supply Pro-Am
LOUISVILLE, KY (October 7, 2021) – The final Pro-Am of the Kentucky PGA tournament season was held on Thursday at Lake Forest Country Club in the form of the Feeders Supply Pro-Am. Unlike several of the Section’s prior Pro-Ams this season, this one featured zero weather problems in what became a beautiful autumn day for twenty-five foursomes competing in Louisville.
For the second time this season, Nathan Downs, PGA Head Golf Professional at Greenbrier Golf & Country Club led the winning team after previously doing so in the Bill Long Mega Pro-Am presented by TaylorMade. This time at Lake Forest with a new set of teammates, it was Downs with Todd Whan, John Douglas and J.P Gentry who won with a score of 121 (-23).
The event’s format took the two best net scores on each hole from every team to formulate final scores. It was a crowded leaderboard at the top behind the Greenbrier squad, with the teams of Seth Hall/Matt Parker/Matt Thompson/Pep Caudill and Nick Johnston/Richard Chin/Steve Adams/Kevin Minnick finishing tied for second, one shot behind the winners.
Andrew Stephens scored his latest individual prize on the year, as he was the low professional with 67 (-5) in a round featuring seven birdies. Downs finished one shot back of him while Johnston, Tyler Oldham and Tom Walters finished in a tie for third place three shots back of Stephens.
Steve Shafer edged out Al Chrouser by a shot to take low senior professional honors. Shafer shot 74 (+2) to Chrouser’s 75 (+3) to clinch that victory.
NOTES & STATS
- Just one gross eagle was made throughout the day and it came on the par-five 2nd, courtesy of Chad Lancaster.
- The easiest hole on the golf course was the opener, as the par-four 1st had a stroke-to-par average of -0.18. No hole had more gross birdies as thirty were made on it.
- The closing hole, the par-four 18th, was the most difficult at +0.62. Only two gross birdies were recorded there.
- The back nine was convincingly the tougher of the two sides as players averaged 38.15 on holes 10-18 compared to 37.41 on the front nine. Totaled together, the course average was 75.56.
The Kentucky PGA Section extends its thanks to Keith Ohr, PGA Head Golf Professional and his entire team at Lake Forest Country Club for their assistance in hosting this tournament. Additionally, the Section appreciates Feeders Supply for its partnership in this event and all Section activities throughout the year. Lastly, the KPGA sends its gratitude towards each player who participated in today’s competition.
Next on the Section’s calendar is the conclusion to the Kentucky PGA Member, Assistant and Senior Match Play Championships. Each of those competitions will conclude at Louisville Country Club on October 18-19. Only one more event has open registration for the remainder of the season, which is the Pro-Pro Series Championship presented by Golf Pro Payments. That event will take place on October 25-26 at Greenbrier Golf & Country Club with registration open through October 18.