Kentucky Golf Foundation
Recapping the Youth on Course Pro-Am presented by ISCO
LOUISVILLE, KY (August 3, 2020) – The finish of the 2020 Youth on Course Pro-Am presented by ISCO Industries seemed remarkably similar to the 2014 PGA Championship. After a weather delay in the late afternoon lasted approximately one and a half hours, the last group finished at the very last glimmer of light on Valhalla’s famous 18th hole to complete the competition. Rory McIlroy rode off victorious six years ago, but tonight the junior golfers of Kentucky are the ones who get a major win from today’s event. Thanks to the 115 participants at Valhalla Golf Club on Monday, a record amount of money was raised for the Youth on Course initiative in Kentucky.
The team of Fred Allen Meyer/Mike Fenton/Will Elpers/Mike Curran was victorious at the historic Louisville facility with a score of 126 (-18). The format of the team competition counted the best gross score and the best net score from teams on every hole. Simultaneously, the professionals and top amateurs in the field competed in an individual contest featuring traditional stroke play. Lukas Euler came away victorious in this contest by virtue of an impressive round of 65 (-7), besting runner-up Blake Watts by two strokes.
Today’s tournament, however, is all about the friendship and philanthropic efforts this outing provides. Each player received a Titleist wedge, a Youth on Course backpack, Titleist ProV1X golf balls, and a logoed Youth on Course hat in addition to their round at the site of major championship venue. Youth golfers in Kentucky will be the ones who benefit most in the years to come though. Funds raised on Monday will go towards the scholarship opportunities presented to Youth on Course participants and assurance the program will be able to continue for decades to come in all parts of the Commonwealth.
On behalf of the Kentucky Golf Foundation, the participation and generosity of each participant is sincerely appreciated. The KGF’s mission of providing opportunities for the state’s youth to enjoy the game is made possible because of days such as today. The KGF encourages everyone to check out this year’s Junior Golf Auction which opened up on Monday morning and will continue until noon eastern time on Monday, August 17. Valhalla Golf Club’s hosting and hospitality is sincerely appreciated, as is the support and contributions from each of the sponsors providing assistance for today’s event.