Oldendick/Metzger Win Titleist | FootJoy Team Championship by One Stroke
Oldendick’s latest Section victory of the season comes alongside Brett Metzger at Picadome.
LEXINGTON, KY (September 20, 2022) – On Monday, Bruce Oldendick, PGA snatched his fifth trophy from a KPGA tournament this season in the Titleist | FootJoy Team Championship alongside Brett Metzger. The Professional-amateur duo from Pendleton Hills posted a total score of 130 (-14) to win by a stroke at Gay Brewer, Jr. Golf Course at Picadome.
36 holes were played by 42 participating teams with the day’s action starting with a round of four-ball. Aaron McDowell, PGA and Matt Epperson got the early leg up on their competition with a round of 63 (-9). That was the round of the morning by one stroke over a pair of teams, while four teams were within two shots of them.
Oldendick and Metzger were not one of those teams, however, and were three shots back of the leaders heading into the afternoon’s chapman alternate shot round. They proceeded to shoot the joint low round of the afternoon with 64 (-8) in a bogey-free performance that began with seven birdies in their first nine holes after starting on the par-five 17th. That hot start paved the way for them to win by one stroke over four teams, with Grover Justice, PGA/Bradley Sutherland, Jeremy Martin/Todd Martin, David Huffman, PGA/Keith Thompson, and McDowell/Epperson all sharing runner-up honors. Justice/Sutherland and Martin/Martin were those to match Oldendick/Metzger for the best chapman alternate shot performance.
NOTES & STATS
- Todd Martin made a hole-in-one on the par-three 2nd in what was the eleventh ace of his career.
- That shot was one of thirteen eagles recorded throughout the day. Martin’s ace was the only one to occur on a hole that wasn’t a par-five. The 1st and 18th holes surrendered five apiece while Gavin Burns/Luke Rose made the only eagle on the 3rd. Blake Watts, PGA/Shane Meredith made the only big bird on the 18th.
- The par-five 1st was the easiest hole of the day with 47 birdies made in addition to the five eagles. Its stroke-to-par average was -0.38.
- The par-four 9th was the hardest hole of the tournament at +0.41.
- To par, both nines played to a similar difficulty level. The front nine averaged 35.88 (+0.88) while the back nine yielded 37.70 (+0.70).
- The average four-ball score was 74.67 (+2.67) compared to an average chapman alternate shot score of 71.60 (-0.40).
The Kentucky PGA extends its thanks to Justin Mullannix, PGA Head Golf Professional and the rest of the staff at Gay Brewer - Picadome for their assistance in conducting the event. Additionally, the KPGA lends its appreciation to John Perdue, Aaron Bak, Pete Mroz, Will Loggins, and Chris Hall from Titleist and FootJoy for their support of the event and all Section activities throughout the year.
The Section will return to Lexington next week for its latest competition which will be the conclusion of the season-long Match Play Championships. On Tuesday, September 27, Lexington Country Club will host the quarterfinal and semifinal matches of the Member Championship before the title match of that bracket plus the finals of the Assistants and Senior Championships are played out on Wednesday, September 28.
The next KPGA event open for registration is the Feeders Supply Pro-Am which will take place on Thursday, October 6 at Lake Forest Country Club. The deadline to register for it is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 29.
About the Kentucky PGA:
The Kentucky PGA Section (KPGA) is one of forty-one Sections across the country representing the PGA of America and its Members. It is also one of three organizations encompassed within Golf House Kentucky, which also includes the Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) and Kentucky Golf Foundation (KGF). The KPGA contains more than 275 Members and more than 30 Associates working in various roles across Kentucky; all of whom share the goal of bettering the game and its players. The KPGA and its Members assist with the organization of many chief growth-of-the-game initiatives including PGA HOPE and PGA Jr. League among others. The Section also operates more than thirty tournaments throughout the golf season, including the three State Open championships and qualifiers for the Barbasol Championship.
Ethan Fisher, PGA | Golf House Kentucky | email@example.com | (502) 792-9703