Kentucky PGA

Brad Bachand & Will Bishop Win Titleist/FootJoy Team Champ.

Brad Bachand and Will Bishop prevailed in a playoff on Monday at Gay Brewer Jr. Golf Course at Picadome to win the 2019 Titleist-FootJoy Team Championship. Thirty-six holes of regulation play were not enough to separate Bachand/Bishop from Scott Webb and Cooper Eberle so a sudden-death playoff commenced with Bachand/Bishop winning on the second extra hole with a par.

Fifty-four teams comprised of one Kentucky PGA Professional and one amateur competed at the Lexington venue with morning and afternoon rounds being played in four-ball and foursomes (chapman format), respectively. Bachand/Bishop shot 65 (-7) in four-ball and followed it up with 66 (-6) in foursomes, a round which contained two eagles. The 131 (-13) number equaled Webb/Eberle’s mark, while seven teams finished within three strokes of the playoff.

STATS AND NOTES:

  • The par-three 15th hole was the most difficult hole for the competition, playing at an average score-to-par of +0.43.
  • Hole 10 played the easiest at -0.23. The reachable par-five was taken advantage of numerous times throughout the day with three eagles and forty-nine birdies being recorded.
  • Eagles were readily available between the 10th and the golf course’s four other par-fives. In total, nineteen were made throughout the day. Only one was recorded on a par-four, however, which was notched by Ralph Landrum and James Volpenhein on the 5th hole.
  • The scoring average depicts that foursomes is where low scores were most available to teams. 71.33 was the average score in the Chapman format while 75.32 was the mean score of the four-ball round.

Titleist and FootJoy provided each participant with a hat, two sleeves of golf balls, a pair of socks, and a golf glove for playing in the competition. Each amateur in the top ten will be awarded with a unique prize for their good play, highlighted by Bishop’s first-place prize entitling him to a free set of fitted Titleist irons. A professional purse was distributed to the top Section Professionals, with Bachand’s first-place check coming in at $1,050.

The Kentucky PGA Section would like to thank Titleist and FootJoy for their assistance in making this such a memorable event. Between the items distributed to players and many of the scenic touches they provided on the golf course, they helped make this a true first-class event. The Section would also like to thank the host facility and their Head Golf Professional Justin Mullinax for their hospitality throughout the day. Lastly, the participation of every player is greatly appreciated and recognized by the Section staff as ultimately no event would be possible without each person’s willingness to compete. Congrats to Brad and Will on their victory!

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