Morgan and Martin Top Leaderboard at Pro-Pro Series Championship After Day 1
The 3 nines at Perry Park Golf Resort
PERRY PARK, KY (October 23, 2023) – The beginning of the end for the Kentucky PGA’s tournament season began today at Perry Park Golf Resort with the Pro-Pro Series Championship presented by Golf Pro Payments and TaylorMade Golf. Participants played Buckskin and Antlers today for their 18 holes, with the duo of Chandler Morgan and Jeremy Martin sitting at the top of the leaderboard after a 10-under 63.
The event sees the pro duos play a four-ball format. Morgan and Martin lead by three over the teams of Brad Maynard, PGA/Daniel Iceman, PGA, and Jesse Massie, PGA/Myles Mahan, PGA, after those pairings each fired rounds of 7-under 66. They are joined by a multitude of groups who shot under-par scores today. Morgan, Martin, Massie, and Mahan round out the tee times tomorrow, starting at 11:10 a.m.
The tournament also features two other competitions with the Low Pro and Low Senior Pro leaderboards. Martin and Mahan again placed themselves highly on the Low Pro leaderboard - they are tied for first with 4-under 69s after day one. The two totaled 11 birdies against just three bogeys en route to their respective rounds of 69. Daniel Iceman sits two back with a round of 71 that featured an eagle on number 4.
Coming off of a KPGA Senior Match Play win, Dan Utley, PGA, sits at first on the Low Senior Pro leaderboard following a day one 72, one under par. Utley had a steady round today, firing one birdie against two bogeys across the 18 holes. Greg Basham, PGA, sits two back after a round of 74 with three bogeys and two birdies.
Players will experience a course change tomorrow, as the tournament will use the nines of Whitetail and Buckskin for the final round. Tee times begin at 9 a.m.
NOTES & STATS
- The par 4 third hole played the hardest today at 0.61 strokes over par. There was only one birdie on the hole in round 1 from Brandon Routt.
- Immediately following, the par 5 fourth hole played the easiest at 0.3 strokes under par with two eagles and 23 birdies.
- The back nine was less difficult than the front by 1.32 strokes, averaging 38.28 compared to 39.6. The overall scoring average of round one was 77.88 (+4.88).
- Players fired a total of 5 eagles and 117 birdies today.
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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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