Kentucky Golf Association
All Cheers at Cherry Blossom
It was a gorgeous day at Cherry Blossom for the third installment of the Kentucky Golf Association's Amateur Series on June 29. The over 100 players in the field were treated to a rare June day of low heat and humidity. Players were divided among five categories comprised of Senior Division (ages 55-64), Masters Division (ages 65-71), Legends Division (ages 72 and over), Players Division (all ages, gross and net) and Open Division (all ages, gross only).
The Open Division began the day. Rob Crockett, II of Louisville celebrated another successful event in his 2016 season by taking home top honors after a round of two-under-par 70. He had a one-shot advantage over Drake Stepter of Paducah and R.J. Foltz of Covington. Davis Boland of Louisville finished fourth, edging out Blake Dipaola of Lexington in a scorecard playoff after both had rounds of one-over-par 73. Austin Zapp of Union rounded out the top of the field with a round of 74. The Players Division teed it up following the Open Division. David Rudder of Lexington played a beautiful round of golf, firing a one-over-par 73 and taking home the Low Gross victory. He posted a two-shot advantage over Greg Ruber of Lexington. Nadmid Tsevegsuren of Louisville posted his second Am Series victory with a Low Net score of 67. This was an impressive 5 shot victory over Jack Norton of Lexington. The always popular Senior Division really got the ball rolling in the afternoon. Steve Humphrey of Lexington continued his great play in 2016 with the Low Gross victory after a round of two-under-par 70. Humphrey boasted a one-shot swing over Kenneth Kirchner of Lexington and was three shots clear of Gary Backlund of Mt. Sterling. Backlund edged out Chris Duncan of Crestwood, Joe Bunch of Danville and Dennis Long of Shelbyville in a scorecard playoff, as they finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Taking home Low Net honors was Tim Medley of Union with a red-hot round of 62. He was six shots clear of David Shrout of Richmond and Rick Moore of London. Michael Wood of Fisherville and Michael Smith of Louisville finished an additional shot back to finish fourth and fifth. Phillip Harper of Falmouth rounded out the "in the money" finishers with a 70. The Masters Division lived up to its namesake with some terrific play of their own. Ken Roederer of Louisville fired an even-par round of 72 to take home the Low Gross prize. He beat out Terry Bowman of Louisville in a scorecard playoff, but Bowman was able to take home Low Net honors with a 66. Bruce Walters of Lexington finished Second Low Gross with a round of 74 followed by Jim Caudill of Morehead who was an additional shot back. Stacy Russell of Richmond fired 76 to finish Fourth Gross. Jim Sticker of Louisville was second in net scoring with a 67. Finishing an additional shot back was John Henry of Richmond and James Maier of Louisville, finishing third and fourth, respectively, after a scorecard playoff.
The Legends Division capped things off in style. Don Wood of Louisville and Jerry Edwards of Louisville battled out for Low Gross honors, with Wood firing a 73 for the two-shot victory. Charles Higdon of Louisville edged out Raymond Casey of Frankfort in a scorecard playoff after two rounds of 65 for the Low Net honors. Congratulations to all of our winners and a special thank you to everyone who joined us on this beautiful day! Also thank you to Cherry Blossom for being wonderful hosts!