Massie and Mahan Take the 2023 Pro-Pro Series Championship
The winning duo of Jesse Massie and Myles Mahan
PERRY PARK, KY (October 24, 2023) – The KPGA 2023 tournament season ended in dramatic fashion today with the conclusion of the Pro-Pro Series Championship presented by Golf Pro Payments and TaylorMade Golf, supported by Hole-in-One USA, and hosted by Perry Park Golf Resort. Culminating in a playoff, the Woodhaven Country Club duo of Jesse Massie and Myles Mahan claim the victory.
Entering the final round three back of lead team Chandler Morgan and Jeremy Martin, Massie and Mahan played stellar golf today, shooting a 10-under 63 to total 129 (-17) for the tournament after an opening round 66. Massie and Mahan traded the lead all day with Morgan and Martin, with the latter team firing a 66 today to also total 129 after a first-round 63. The two teams then headed back out on the course for a playoff for victory, with Massie and Mahan quickly taking the title after a first playoff hole 4 compared to a Morgan/Martin 5. Individually, Massie and Mahan tied for fifth with two-day totals of 145.
The tournament saw another playoff for first in the Low Pro category between day 1 leader Martin and Daniel Iceman. The two totaled 139 for the event, with Martin firing 69-70 and Iceman 71-68 for 7-under overalls. Iceman quickly clinched the win on their first playoff hole, beating Martin by two strokes to do so.
Dan Utley maintained first place in the Low Senior Pro competition, further expanding his margin of victory after the final round. Utley shot a day two 71 to total 143 and 3-under for the tournament. He claimed a 5-shot victory over T. Bruce Oldendick, PGA, who improved by eight shots between rounds one and two, shooting 78-70-148 for a 2-over total.
NOTES & STATS
- The par 3 second hole played the hardest today at 0.68 strokes over par. There were no birdies on the hole and only 22 pars for the field.
- Again, the par 5 fourth hole played the easiest at 0.18 strokes under par with two eagles and 12 birdies.
- The front nine was slightly less difficult than the back by 0.47 strokes, averaging 38.3 compared to 38.77. The overall scoring average of round two was 77.07 (+4.07) and 77.47 (+4.47) for the tournament.
- Players fired a total of 8 eagles and 243 birdies for the tournament, along with a total of 17 rounds below par and 3 below 70.
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The Kentucky PGA Section would like to thank General Manager Sean O'Daniel, PGA, and the entire team at Perry Park Golf Resort for hosting the tournament, along with each player who participated this week and throughout the entire season. Thank you to all for a great 2023 season! The 2024 tournament schedule will be released in the coming months.
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.
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