Jesse Massie/D.J. Vogt Win in a Playoff at Titleist | FootJoy Team Championship
LEXINGTON, KY (September 13, 2021) – Thirty-six holes were not enough to determine a champion in the Titleist | FootJoy Team Championship. A playoff of two holes was necessary before Jesse Massie and D.J. Vogt could be crowned as the tournament’s champions in a marathon day of golf from Lexington.
Massie/Vogt topped Bruce Oldendick/Brett Metzger at Gay Brewer, Jr. Golf Course – Picadome after both teams recorded totals of 129 (-15). Those two pairs plus nearly forty other teams played a morning round of four-ball and then completed an afternoon round of chapman alternate shot on Monday. A crowded group of contenders got separated in the late stages as Massie/Vogt and Oldendick/Metzger put three shots in between them and the rest of the field. Immediately behind them, nine teams finished within five shots of the leading total.
For Massie/Vogt, it was a score of 65 (-7) in four-ball and an afternoon round of 64 (-8) that helped them reach the top of the leaderboard. With their victory, Massie will receive a $750 first-place check while Vogt will receive a complementary set of Titleist T-Series irons. Each of the other amateurs who finished in the top-thirteen will get a unique commodity from Titleist or FootJoy while their professional partners will receive a portion of the cash purse.
NOTES & STATS
- Oldendick/Metzger and Aaron McDowell/Matt Epperson shared low four-ball score in the morning with both teams shooting 64 (-8). Myles Mahan/Eric Meier performed best in the afternoon alternate shot round with 63 (-9).
- It was a good day for eagles as fifteen were made throughout the day. At least one was recorded on each of the par-fives, but only one eagle came on a par-four. Tim Reeves accomplished that on the 5th hole.
- Half a dozen eagles came on the 18th hole which contributed to it being the easiest hole of the day. Along with more than forty birdies, it had a stroke-to-par average of -0.33.
- While the final hole of the back nine was the easiest, the final hole of the front nine was the hardest. The par-four 9th played +0.34 to hold that distinction.
- The day’s scoring average was 72.77. The front nine averaged 35.48 strokes (+0.48) while the back side finished at 37.29 (+0.29).
The Kentucky PGA Section extends its thanks to Justin Mullannix, PGA Head Golf Professional and his team at Picadome for their assistance in hosting today’s event. Appreciation is also expressed towards John Perdue of Titleist and FootJoy’s Aaron Bak and Chris Hall for their support of this event along with all Section activities throughout the year. Lastly, the KPGA thanks each professional and amateur who competed in today’s tournament.
The Section has a bye week next week and will return to tournament action on Monday, September 27. On that day, South Park Country Club will host both the National Car Rental Kentucky Assistant PGA Professional Championship and Kentucky PGA Women’s Professional Championship. Both events are open for registration and can be completed by clicking on the above links.