CJ JONES AND MADDIE HAMILTON CAPTURE TITLES IN MUSSELMAN-DUNNE GOLF TOUR (MDGT)/KIA CLASSIC AT PERSIMMON RIDGE GOLF CLUB
C.J. Jones of Frankfort could not repeat his dominating performance in round one but held on to capture the Boys Championship Division by six shots in the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT)/KIA Classic held at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville.
Runner-up Nick Washle (Left) and Winner C.J. Jones
The sophomore from Franklin Co. High School shot a first round 69 to lead by 10 shots over Michael Sass of Louisville. Jones had a difficult time finding his rythum while shooting an 81 on one of the most challenging courses in the Commonwealth to defeat Nick Washle of Louisville. Washle's rounds of 80-76=156 were three shots better than Sass, who shot 159. Zach Taylor of Mt. Washington was next in fourth place after rounds of 80-81=161 while Michael Brown of LaGrange was alone in fifth place at 163. Jay Kirchdorfer of Louisville finished in sixth place at 164.
Winner Maddie Rose Hamilton (Left) and Runner-Up MacKenzie Peyton
First round leader Maddie Rose Hamilton of Louisville romped in the Championship Girls Division after rounds of 72-75=147 to win by 20 shots over MacKenzie Peyton of New Castle. Hamilton played solid golf as the senior from Sacred Heart Academy never made worse than a bogey in either round. MacKenzie Neal of Richmond finished in third place with a 2-day total of 183 while Ryan Bender of Lousiville was another shot back in fourth.
Winner Cooper Parks (Left) and Runner-Up Andrew Sullivan
In the Boys 15-16 Division, Cooper Parks of Campbellsville shot an 81 in the final round for a 27-hole total of 118 to capture his first title of the year by five shots over Andrew Sullivan of Louisville. Zach Whiteman of Prospect was next in third place at 125 while Thomas Zoeller of Louisville finished in fourth place at 129. Saturday's first round was shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather.
Winner Allan Lockwood (Left) and Runner-Up Colton Burch
First round leader Allan Lockwood of Elizabethtown shot a final round 84 to shoot a 27-hole total of 121 to win by four shots over Colton Burch of Louisville. JM Butler of Louisville was next in third place at 127. Gabe Ramirez of Louisville and Miles Parroco of Prospect tied for fourth place at 129. Saturday's first round was also shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather.
Winner Alexa Wilson
In the Girls 16-18 Division, Alexa Wilson of Corydon, Indiana had rounds of 103-101=204 to win by 17 shots over Lydia Merrifield of Owenton. Bayleith Boyer of Campbellsburg finished in third place.
Runner-Up Lucy Suo (Left) and Winner Taylor Edlin
Taylor Edlin of Prospect shot 95 in the final round to capture the Girls 14-15 Division over Lucy Suo of Louisville. Edlin's 27-hole score of 140 was eight shots better that Suo's score of 148. Madeline Von Linger of Danville finished in third place at 151. Saturday's first round was shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather.
Winner Jason Wang (Left) and Runner-Up Carter Smith
In the Boys 11-12 Division, Jason Wang of Lexington won on the third hole of a playoff over Carter Smith of Sellersburg, Indiana as both players tied with 2-day totals of 90. Wang made a par to capture the title after shooting 45-45 in the 9-hole division. Smith had the day's low round, shooting a 4-over par 40. Luke Coyle of Campbellsville, Peyton Bonny of Prospect and Drew Wallace of LaGrange were next in third place as they finished one shot out of the playoff.
Winner Gracie Elliott
Gracie Elliott of Louisville won the Girls 11-13 Division as she recorded rounds of 54-54=108.
Winner Hayden Adams (Left) and Runner-Up Lucas Bushoff
Hayden Adams of Lexington won the Boys 10 & Under Division, shooting rounds of 46-41=87 to win by five shots over Lucas Bishoff of Jeffersontown. Bishoff had rounds of 46-46=92. Ian Hobbs of LaGrange was next in third place.
Runner-Up Amy Suo (Left) and Winner Jenna Estravillo
Jenna Estravillo of Mt. Washington won the Girls 10 & Under Division by three shots with rounds of 45-53=98 to defeat Amy Suo of Louisville. Reagan Bender of Louisville was next in third place.
The KY Junior Golf Foundation would like to thank the Persimmon Ridge Golf Club professional staff, Ron Snider - Head PGA Professional and the members for allowing our junior golfers the opportunity to play one of the top facilities in Kentucky!!! We would also like to thank The KIA Store for supporting the MDGT!!!!!
C.J. JONES AND MADDIE HAMILTON LEAD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISIONS AFTER FIRST ROUND OF RAIN PLAGUED MDGT/KIA CLASSIC
JONES SHOOTS 69 WHILE HAMILTON FIRES 72
Playing on one of the most difficult layouts in Kentucky, C.J. Jones of Frankfort fired a 3-under par 69 and Maddie Rose Hamilton of Louisville shot an even par 72 to take commanding leads in their respective divisions after round one of the MUSSELMAN-DUNNE GOLF TOUR (MDGT)/KIA CLASSIC held at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville.
Jones got off to a sizzling start as the sophomore from Franklin Co. High School made the turn with a 4-under par 32 which was highlighted by an eagle on the Par 5 third hole. Michael Sass of Louisville is next with a 7-over par 79 and is 10 shots back. Three players are tied in third place - Zach Taylor of Mt. Washington, Nick Washle and Erik Edwards who are both from Louisville - after posting 8-over par 80's. Joe Muschong of Lexington is alone in sixth place with an 81 while Michael Brown of LaGrange, Ethan Breeden of Cox's Creek and Tim Imhoff of Louisville are in a three-way tie for seventh place at 82. Clay Amlung of Louisville rounds out the top 10 after posting an 83.
Hamilton also tamed Persimmon Ridge as the senior from Sacred Heart Academy shot an even par and has a 10 stroke lead over MacKenzie Peyton of New Castle. Hamilton, who has committed to the University of Notre Dame, had three birdies on the day while shooting a pair of even par 36's on each nine. MacKenzie Neal of Richmond in next in third place.
Severe storms halted play around 7:15pm EDT and three age divisons did not complete 18-holes in the first round. Only their nine hole scores counted in the first round and in the Boys 15-16 Division, Cooper Parks of Campbellsville leads by one shot after posting a 1-over par 37 and leads Noah Coy of Lousiville. Shawn DeWeese of Louisville is next in third place after posting a 4-over par 40. In the Boys 13-14 Division, Allan Lockwood of Elizabethtown also leads by one shot after shooting a 1-over par 37. He leads George Schmid of Prospect, who shot 38 while Miles Parroco of Prospect is next in third place with a 5-over par 41. Taylor Edlin of Prospect leads the Girls 14-15 Division by seven shots over Lucy Suo of Louisville.
The Girls 16-18 Division players were playing the final hole in round one before play was suspended for the evening and will complete their first round on Sunday.
In the Boys 11-12 Division, Cayden Pope of Lexington, Peyton Bonny of Prospect, Drew Wallace of LaGrange and Rylan Wotherspoon of Florence share the first round lead after all players posted 44. Gracie Elliott of Louisville leads the Girls 11-13 Division by seven shots over Jackie Steier of Louisville. Hayden Adams of Lexington and Lucas Bishoff of Jeffersontown share the lead in the Boys 10 & Under Division after both players shot 46. In the Girls 10 & Under Division, Jenna Estravillo of Mt. Washington has a three stroke lead over Amy Suo of Louisville after Estravillo shot 48.
For final round goupings and pairings, please CLICK HERE.
To view first round scored in each division, please CLICK HERE.
CULLAN BROWN AND JAY KIRCHDORFER RALLY TO CAPTURE MDGT FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB
LAUREN HARTLAGE AND MARY JOINER SHOOT 69; TRIUMPH BY FIVE SHOTS
The teams of Cullan Brown/Jay Kirchdorfer and Billy Basham/Chase Wathen played 36-holes of golf on Saturday & Sunday and were the only two teams to shoot under par in the Boys 15-18 Championship Division of the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT) Four Ball Championship held at Audubon Country Club in Louisville.
CULLAN BROWN & JAY KIRCHDORFER
BOYS 15-18 CHAMPIONS
Basham/Wathen took a two shot lead into the final round but couldn't close the door as the Brown/Kirchdorfer team shot a 2-under par 34 on the final nine to get into a playoff and then won with a par of the first hole of sudden death to capture the title. Brown/Kirchdorfer fired rounds of 71-71 while the Basham/Wathen team shot 69-73. Finishing three shots back in third place were the teams of Grant Hummel/James Inman (71-74), Quinn Eaton/Garrett Howell (73-72) and Jacob Parker/Matt Liston (71-74). Cole Manion and his parnter Michael Reed were alone in 6th place after shooting rounds of 72-74.
MARY JOINER & LAUREN HARTLAGE
GIRLS 15-18 CHAMPIONS
In the Girls 15-18 Championship Divison, the team of Lauren Hartlage/Mary Joiner came from three shots back after posting the low final round of the tournament, a 3-under par 69 to win by five shots. First round leaders Teri Doss/Hannabeth Owens and the team of Gypsie Hutchinson/Kristen Engle tied for second place as both teams shot 148. Madison Thomas and Mackenzie Peyton were next in fourth place shooting rounds of 73-77. Ellen Kehoe and partner Lizzie Loy finished fifth at 154.
ANDREW SULLIVAN & DREW DOYLE
BOYS 12-14 CHAMPIONS
The team of Drew Doyle/Andrew Sullivan captured the Boys 12-14 Division, shooting rounds of 75-72=147 to win by seven shots over the team of J.M. Butler/Bryce Beard. Miles Parroco and his partner Colton Burch were next in third place shooting rounds of 77-78.
HALLIE RILEY & RYLEA MARCUM
GIRLS 12-14 CHAMPIONS
Rylea Marcum and her partner Hallie Riley won the Girls 12-14 Division, shooting rounds of 80-78=158 and won by six shots over the team of Molly Bebelaar and Taylor Edlin. Bekah Upchurch and partner Laney Frye finished in third place with rounds of 86-81=167.
For complete results, please CLICK HERE.
The MDGT would like to thank the members and Professional Staff at Audubon Country Club for their hospitality as well as Central Bank and The KIA Store for sponsoring this great team event!!!
BASHAM/WATHEN SHOOT 3-UNDER 69 TO TAKE TWO SHOT LEAD AFTER FIRST ROUND OF MDGT FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB
DOSS/OWENS TEAM SHOOT 1-UNDER PAR 71 TO LEAD GIRLS DIVISION BY TWO SHOTS
The team of Billy Basham and Chase Wathen shot a 3-under par 69 while Teir Doss and Hannabeth Owens fired a 1-under par 71 to lead their respective divisions in the MDGT FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP being contended at Audubon Country Club in Louisville.
The Basham/Wathen team lead a trio of teams who shot 1-under par 71 that includes Cullan Brown/Jay Krichdorfer, James Inman/Grant Hummel and Matt Liston/Jacob Parker. Cole Manion and his partner Michael Reed are three shots back after posting an even par 72. Two teams are tied for sixth place - Quinn Eaton/Garrett Howell and Joseph Steier/Drew Hinkebein - as both teams shot 73.
Madison Thomas, MacKenzie Peyton, Teri Doss & Hannabeth Owens
Teri Doss and Hannabeth Owens were the only team to shoot under par in the Girls 15-18 Division and have a two shot lead over the teams of Gypsie Hutchinson/Kristen Engle and Madison Thomas/Mackenzie Peyton. Lauren Hartlage and Mary Joiner are alone in fourth place after shooting 74.
In the Boys 12-14 Divison, the team of Drew Doyle/Andrew Sullivan lead by two shots after posting a 3-over par 75. J.M. Butler/Bryce Beard and Miles Parroco/Colton Burch are in second place as both teams shot 77. Campbell Kremer and Robbie Bender are three shots back after shooting 78.
A close race in the Girls 12-14 Division as the team of Rylea Marcum/Hallie Riley have a two shot lead after shooting an 80 over the team of Molly Bebelaar/Taylor Edlin. Bekah Upchurch and partner Laney Frye are next with 86 and are six shots back.
To view the first round results, please CLICK HERE.
To view the final round tee times, please CLICK HERE.
PGA TOUR MEMBER J.B. HOLMES CAPTURES SHELL HOUSTON OPEN
FORMER MDGT TOUR MEMBER 3RD ON FEDEX CUP STANDINGS
JB HOLMES HOLDS WINNING TROPHY
Former Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT) member J.B. Holmes of Campbellsville captured his 4th PGA Tour Title defeating Johnson Wagner and Jordan Speith in a sudden death playoff to win the Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas.
Holmes got off to a great start in the final round by making birdies on the first five holes en route to a 7-under par 29 on his front nine. His 8-under par 64 tied the course record and was the biggest comeback (he was six shots back beginning the final round) of the 2015 PGA Tour Season. He shot rounds of 65-70-73-64=272 and won $1.18 million for the victory.
The University of Kentucky graduate is now 3rd in the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Standings and has won almost $3 million so far this year on the PGA Tour.
Holmes played on the MDGT in the mid 90's and has won the KY State High School Championship, the KY Men's State Amateur Championship and the KY Open Championship.
CONGRATULATIONS J.B.!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE AND UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY GOLF CAMP INFORMATION
The University of Louisville men's and women's coaching staff is offering after school and summer golf camps for all ages and levels at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville.
The after school clinics will begin in early May and is a great way to get your game sharp before the summer golf season kicks into gear. To view the after school clinic information, please CLICK HERE.
Cardinal Golf is offering golf clinics for juniors ages 12-18. Clinics are designed for preparation for your sumer golf schedule. Clinics will run for 2 hours and include evaluation and instruction from two hall of fame golfers. Each clinic will be limited to 10 participants.
4 Session Series:
Cost: $100 per Clinic | $325 for 4 Session Series
The CARDINAL Golf Staff have created a wonderful website that includes all camp information throughout the spring and summer. Go to http://www.
For more information please contact:
Assistant Men's Golf Coach
University of Louisville Athletics
Athletics @ KFEC, Louisville, KY 40292
c: 502.744 5352 | f: 502.852 2519
aarono@GoCards.com | GoCards.c
The University of Kentucky Men’s Golf program continues to achieve tremendous success on the course, and 2005 SEC Coach of the Year Brian Craig and his staff are eager to share the secrets of their success with you! For 2015, UK is offering two different styles of camps.
The Wildcat Elite Academy is a unique learning experience that will focus on the finer skills required to play golf at the highest level, and is open to anyone who is interested in playing tournament golf. This is a DAY CAMP only.
The Wildcat Elite Academy is very different from any other camp you will find. Our goal is to teach you the finer skills and techniques required to play your best. For two days, we will work with your natural ability and cover everything necessary to help you maximize your potential. We will also conduct three classroom seminars, and answer any questions you may have about competitive golf after high school. NOTE: This camp is two full days of hands on instruction on the lesson tee and short game areas only.
The Wildcat Golf Academy is our overnight residence camp, and it truly has something for everybody. Golf activities typically last 9-10 hours per day, combined with a few seminars and other extra-curricular activities. This camp offers overnight and day camp tuition rates. The Wildcat Golf Academy offers tremendous golf instruction and the ultimate University of Kentucky experience!
*There is a $100 discount for any two camps combined!
KENTUCKY JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION, INC
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LOUISVILLE KY 40224
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