Kentucky PGA

Jesse Massie Weathers the Storms to Win at Heritage Hill

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (September 28, 2020) – A stop and go day at Heritage Hill Golf Club caused by mother nature was not enough to deter one of the Kentucky Section’s top players from his latest victory. Jesse Massie prevailed in Shepherdsville on Monday to win the KPGA Stroke Play Championship; his second individual win of the season.

Massie won on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Andrew Stephens with a birdie. Both players shot 69 (-3) and were two of five in their division to shoot even par or better. Daniel Iceman III came in third place with 71 (-1) while Aaron McDowell and Grover Justice finished in a tie for fourth place having shot 72 (E).

In the senior competition, Bruce Oldendick racked up his latest first-place check thanks to a two-stroke victory over Kirk Schooley. Oldendick shot 72 (E) to continue what has been a dominant 2020 season for him in Section competition.

NOTES & STATS

  • Play was suspended on two different occasions on Monday. Heavy rain forced weather delays from 11:00-11:45 a.m. EDT and 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • There was one eagle made in the competition, courtesy of Nick Johnston who did so on the par-five 10th.
  • 10 was the easiest hole of the tournament with a stroke-to-par average of -0.25.
  • The hardest hole was the par-four 14th as it played +0.60 with only two players (Grover Justice and Kirk Schooley) making birdie there.

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The Kentucky PGA Section thanks each player who played today along with Nick Sweeney, PGA Head Professional at Heritage Hill and his staff for hosting the competition. The Section’s busy stretch of tournaments continues on Thursday with the Feeders Supply Lake Forest Pro-Am while next Monday’s EZLinks Pro-Senior presented by Sun Mountain closes for registration tonight. Players attempting to register this evening may be placed on a waitlist if the event’s capacity is reached prior to registering.

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