ST. XAVIER'S CHRISTIAN VINING AND RUSSELL CO.'S BRIANNA COE CAPTURE 3RD ANNUAL KGCA SENIOR ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT
VINING'S 3-UNDER PAR 69 ONLY PLAYER TO BREAK PAR
In winter like conditions, St. Xavier High School senior Christian Vining cruised around The Big Blue Course at the University Club of Kentucky with a 3-under par 69 to win the boys division in the 3rd Annual KY Golf Coaches Association (KGCA) Senior All-Star Tournment sponsored by S&S Tire.
From left, runner-up Fred Allen Meyer, Champion Christian Vining and 3rd place finisher Chris Stull
Boys Champion Christian Vining with KGCA Executive Director Andy Oder
Boys Runner-up Fred Allen Meyer with KGCA Executive Director Andy Oder
Boys 3rd place finisher Chris Stull with KGCA Executive Director Andy Oder
The tournament was delayed one hour due to frost as tempuratures barely reached the low 40's but that didn't stop Vining, who birdied the first hole after his approach to 10 feet. He also birdied both par 5 holes on the front 9 en route to a 2-under par 34. A birdie at the par 4 10th hole got him to 3-under par as he made pars on the final eight holes to shoot 69. Fred Allen Meyer, who has won the individual state high school championship the past two years from West Jessamine High School, shot a pair of 37's to finish five shots back as the runner-up with a 2-over par 74. Chris Stull of Bath Co. was third in the boys division with a 3-over par 75 while Corey Rush of Woodford Co. finished alone in 4th place with a 6-over par 78. Blake Cartwright of George Rogers Clark and Jacob Jackson of East Jessamine High School finished tied for 5th place with 79. Jackson Frame of Mason Co., Will Sallee of Lafayette and Daniel Taylor of Caldwell Co. finished in a tie for 7th place shooting 80.
From left, Runner-up Jill Edgington and Champion Brianna Coe
Girls Champion Brianna Coe with KGCA Executive Director Andy Oder
Girls Runner-up Jill Edgington with KGCA Executive Director Andy Oder
Brianna Coe's final high school event as a senior could not have ended better as she birdied her last three holes to shoot a solid 4-over par 76 to win the girls division. Coe, who began her round on the 11th hole, made birdies on the difficult par 3 eighth hole, the par 4 ninth hole and the par 4 10th hole to give her a four shot victory over Jill Edgington of Notre Dame Academy. Rachel Gathof, part of the 3-time state team champions Sacred Heart Academy, finished alone in 3rd place with a 9-over par 81. Ayla Rhinesmith of Scott Co. and Leslie Roy, Coe's teammate from Russell Co., finished in a tie for 4th place as both players shot 84. Kaitlyn Riley of Anderson Co. High School was next in 6th place with an 85 while Taylor Cammack of Franklin Co. was another stroke back in 7th place.
KGCA Senior All-Star Participants
S&S Tire served as the title sponsor of this great event and a special thanks goes out to the University Club of Kentucky for hosting the tournament for the second consecutive year.
KY GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION SENIOR ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT SLATED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT THE UNIVERSITY CLUB OF KENTUCKY'S BIG BLUE COURSE
The 3rd Annual KY Golf Coaches Association Senior All-Star Tournament sponsored by S & S Tire will be held on Saturday, October 26 at The University Club of Kentucky's Big Blue Course.
Seniors from across the state were nominated by their coach to participate in the 18-hole stroke play event as over 80 senior boys and girls are exptected to compete. Play will begin at 10:00am (shotgun start) with a player breakfast to begin at 7:30am and a short awards program immediately after play has concluded.
The Kentucky Golf Coaches Association was created to promote the sport of High School Golf across the State of Kentucky by emphasizing character, honesty and ethical behavior of players and coaches, developing greater communication and fellowship among high school golf coaches across the state and provide coaches with resources and education to assist in their coaching duties.
For complete information, please CLICK HERE to view the Tournament Information Page (TIP) as well as see the list of players with will be competing in the tournament.
MUSSELMAN-DUNNE GOLF TOUR (MDGT) TO CONDUCT SEVENTEEN (17) HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS DURING KHSAA UPCOMING SEASON
The Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT) once again with be very involved with the High School Golf Season in Kentucky.
The MDGT will conduct seventeen (17) High School Invitational Tournaments throughout the Commonwealth beginning Friday, August 2. You will be able to follow all the action at each invitational the MDGT conducts by viewing scores, teams standings, great stats and much more!!! On each Tournament Information Page (TIP), you can access all of this as well as view great pictures of your favorite high school golfer.
The MDGT will conduct the following High School Invitational Tournaments:
GAY BREWER JR COURSE @ PICADOME
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
SHELBY CO. INVITATIONAL
WEISSINGER HILLS GOLF COURSE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
TAYLOR CO. INVITATIONAL
BOYS & GIRLS
CAMPBELLSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
WEST JESSAMINE INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
CHAMPION TRACE GOLF CLUB
MONDAY, AUGUST 5
LCA INVITATIONAL (KY CUP)
UNIVERSITY CLUB OF KY - WILDCAT GC
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
PIKEVILLE INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
STONE CREST GOLF COURSE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
OLD BRIDGE PREVIEW HOSTED BY BOYLE CO. & DANVILLE HS
OLD BRIDGE GOLF CLUB
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
50TH KY INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
NEVEL MEADE GOLF COURSE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
TATES CREEK INVITAITONAL
TATES CREEK GOLF COURSE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
THE CLASSIC - HOSTED BY MEADE CO.
KEARNEY HILL GOLF LINKS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
MADISON CENTRAL INVITATIONAL
THE BULL @ BOONES TRACE GC
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
PLEASURE RIDGE PARK INVITATIONAL
SUN VALLEY GOLF COURSE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
BOWLING GREEN INVITATIONAL - BGIT
BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
COVINGTON CATHOLIC INVITATIONAL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
BATTLE OF THE BLUEGRASS - CAL
THE CARDINAL CLUB
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
SACRED HEART/BUNNY DAUGHERTY
HURSTBOURNE COUNTRY CLUB
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
MARION CO. INVITATIONAL
ROSEWOOD GOLF CLUB
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING THIS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!
SHELBY CO. EDGES SACRED HEART ACADEMY TO CAPTURE THE REGION V GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
SACRED HEART'S MADDIE HAMILTON WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE IN PLAYOFF
The Lady Rockets of Shelby Co. High School defeated defending Region and State Champion Sacred Heart Academy by one shot to capture the Region V girls Championship held at Henry Co. Country Club in New Castle.
Winning Region V Team - Shelby Co. Lady Rockets
Senior Jordan Webb led Shelby Co. with a 1-under par 71, which tied for individual honors (Webb lost in a playoff to Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart) while teammate and junior Madison Thomas fired a 2-over par 74. Lilly Young was next for the Lady Rockets with an 8-over par 80. Tiffany Grasch had a solid round, shooting a 10-over par 82 to complete the scoring. Jennifer Fuqua shot 90 as her score did not count in the team total.
Region V Girls Runner-up Sacred Heart Academy
Junior Maddie Hamilton lead the Valkyries with a1-under par 71 to also capture individual honors beating Shelby Co.'s Webb on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Junior Meredith Moir was next with a 2-over par 74 while senior Katie Gathof fired a 7-over par 79. Senior Hillary Reader completed the scoring for Sacred Heart with an 84. Rachel Gathof shot 85 and her score did not count in the team total. Kentucky Country Day finished in 3rd place with a team total of 366. Chrsitian Academy of Louisville was next in 4th place with a team score of 371. Finishing in 5th place were the Lady Titans of Collins High School as the team shot 384. Oldham Co. High School finished in 6th place at 393 while Henry Co. High School was 7th at 393.
Region V Girls Champion Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart Academy
Region V Girls Runner-Up Jordan Webb of Shelby Co.
MacKenzie Peyton of Henry Co. fired a 2-over par 74 to finish in a tie for 3rd place with Moir of Sacred Heart and Thomas of Shelby Co. Sarah Son of Christian Academy finished in a tie for 6th place with Katie Gathof of Sacred Heart as both players fired 7-over par 79's. Maddie Hensley of Henry Co. and Young of Shelby Co. tied for 8th place, shooting 80. Marra Burton of KY Country Day was alone in 10th place with an 81.
From left - Maddie Hensly, Katie Gathof, Sarah Son, MacKenzie Peyton, Madison Thomas and Meredith Moir
Shelby Co. and Sacred Heart teams along with Peyton of Henry Co., Son of Christian Academy, Hensley of Henry Co. and Burton of KY Country Day all qualified for the KHSAA State Champkionships that will be played next week at Bowling Green Country Club.
ST. XAVIER, NORTH OHDHAM QUALIFY FOR KHSAA STATE TOURNAMENT
ST. X SENIOR BRENDON DOYLE WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE
The Tigers from St. Xavier High School captured the Boys VI Region tltle by shooting a team total of 292 to defeat the Mustangs of North Oldham High School by 13 shots at Midland Trail Golf Club in Louisville.
ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL REGION CHAMPIONS
NORTH OLDHAM HIGH SCHOOL REGION RUNNER-UP
Senior Brendon Doyle of St. Xavier fired a 3-under par 69 to lead the Tigers to their 29th regional title. Sophomore Michael Sass overcame a triple bogey on the par 3 12th hole to shoot a 1-over par 73. Sass holed out for an eagle two on the par 4 15th hole as the highlight of his round. Junior Paxton Duff and sophomore Billy Basham both fired 3-over par 75's to complete the scoring while senior Christian Vining had 77 which did not count towards the team total. North Oldham was lead by junior Josh Maier's 2-over par 74 while teammate and fellow junior Michael Vissing had 75. Freshman Mason Lenhart was steady for the Mustangs as he fired a 6-over par 78 while teammate and junior Tyler Reller also fired the same score to complete their scoring. Junior Crosby Cameron shot 81 for North Oldham and did not count in the team score. The Shamrocks of Trinity finished in 3rd place with a team total of 306 and were lead by senior D.J. Vogt and junior James Inman who both fired 2-over par 74's. The Ballard Bruins were next in 4th place with a team total of 313 and were lead by seniors Spencer Reed and Ben Hinson's 76. Christian Academy of Louisville finished in 5th place with 315 and the Centurions were lead by senior Jimmy Kev Clements and junior Bennett Loyd who both shot 5-over par 77's.
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION BRENDON DOYLE OF ST. XAVIER
RUNNER UP MICHAEL SASS OF ST. XAVIER
St. Xavier's Brendon Doyle to home individual honors with a 3-under par 69, the only player in the field to shoot under par while his teammate Michael Sass was runner-up with a 1-over par 73. Sophomore Erik Edwards of Male High, junior Josh Maier of North Oldham, junior James Inman of Trinity and senior D.J. Vogt, also of Trinity finished in a tie for 3rd place at 74. Junior Michael Vissing of North Oldham, sophomore Billy Basham and junior Paxton Duff of St. Xavier all tied for 7th place with 3-over par 75's. Senior Michael Troutman of Collins, senior Ben Hinson and Spencer Reed of Ballard tied for 10th place with 4-over par 76's. Junior Bennett Loyd of Christian Academy, junior Jake Mattingly of Trinity, senior Chrstian Vining of St. Xavier, senior Jimmy Kev Clements of Chrstian Academy, senior Isaac Martin and junior Dakota Baatz of Shelby Co. all finished in a tie for 13th place at 77.
TOP EIGHT FINISHERS IN REGION VI BOYS TOURNAMENT
St. Xavier and North Oldham teams and individuals Erik Edwards of Male and Trinity's D.J. Vogt and James Inman all qualify for next week's KHSAA Leachman Buick GMS KHSAA State Championships that will be played at Bowling Green Country Club. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
HURRICANE JR GOLF TOUR'S (HJGT) COLLEGE PREP SERIES AT THE CARDINAL CLUB CROWNS CHAMPIONS
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) returned to Kentucky and The Cardinal Club served as host to the College Prep Series event to over 60 players participating in four age divisions.
Runner up Blake Cartwright and Champion D.J. Vogt
Boys 15-18 Champion D.J. Vogt
Boys 15-18 Runner-up Blake Cartwright
In the Boys 15-18 Division, Trinity High School senior D.J. Vogt won with a 146 total. The Louisville native shot an opening round 76 to trail first round leader Allen Hamilton, who plays at St. Xavier High School, by four shots as Hamilton was the only player to shoot par during a chilly and windy first round. In the final round, Vogt made a bogey 5 on the par 4 2nd hole and then made birdies at #6, #7, #11 and #12 to get to 3-under par on his round. A bogey at the 15th hole was the only blemish as he shot a low round of 2-under par 70 to win by four shots over George Rogers Clark senior Blake Cartwright. The Winchester native followed his first round 76 with a solid 2-over par 74 to shoot 150.
D.J. Vogt tee off on Hole #6
First Round Leader Allen Hamilton
Hamilton struggled on the back 9 and shot a final round 82 to finish in a tie for 3rd place with Michael Vissing of Prospect at 154. Vissing, a junior at North Oldham High School, improved 10 shots from his first round to shoot an even par 72. Junior Kyle Jury, who plays at Elizabethtown High School, was next in 5th place with rounds of 76-80=156.
Kyle Jury tees off Hole #6
Brandon Sanner of Shelbyville and a senior at Martha Lane Collins High School, tied for 6th place with Trinity High School sophomore Ryan Murr at 158. Kent Von Nostitz, a senior at St. Xavier High School, finished alone in 9th place at 159 after shooting a 3-over par 75 in the final round.
Boys 11-14 Champion Mason Lenhart
Boys 11-14 Runner-up Robby Keyes
Mason Lenhart of Prospect shot a pair of 77's to win the Boys 11-14 Division. The freshmam at North Oldham High School defeated Robby Keyes, also freshman at DuPont Manual High School, by five shots. Keyes shot rounds of 81-78=159.
Andrew Sullivan tee off on Hole #4
Andrew Sullivan, who is a 7th grade student at St. Albert the Great in Louisville, finished alone in 3rd place with rounds of 83-77=160.
From left - Meredith Moir, Gypsie Hutchinson, Champion MacKenzie Peyton and Kia Purdom
Girls 15-18 Champion MacKenzie Peyton
Runner-ups Meredith Moir & Gypsie Hutchinson
MacKenzie Peyton, a junior at Henry Co. High School, won the Girls 15-18 Division by one shot with rounds of 79-83=162. She defeated first round leader Meredith Moir, a junior at Sacred Heart Academy and sophomore Gypsie Hutchinson, who plays at Lexington Christian Academy, as both players shot 2-day totals of 163.
Kie Purdom finishes 3rd in Girls 15-18 Division
Meredith Moir putts for birdie on the 18th hole
MacKenzie Peyton's par put on the 18th hole
Kie Purdom, a junior at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, was next in 4th place with a 2-day total of 168. Sarah Son of Simpsonville and a junior at Christian Academy of Louisville, finished in 5th place with rounds of 88-82=170.
Runner-up Ryan Bender and Champion Morgan Tinsley
Morgan Tinsley of Louisville and a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy, shot rounds of 84-87=171 to win the Girls 11-14 Division over Ryan Bender, an eighth grade student at St. Patrick in Louisvile.
Morgan Tinsley putts for birdie on Hole #3
Ryan Bender chips on the 3rd Hole
For complete results, please CLICK HERE.
SCOTT CO. SENIOR BILLY TOM SARGENT AND JUNIOR MADDIE HAMILTON OF SACRED HEART ACADEMY NAMED MR. & MS. GOLF; BOYS AND GIRLS ALL-STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED
Senior Billy Tom Sargent of Scott Co. High School and junior Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart Academy were named Mr. & Ms. Golf in Kentucky as the Kentucky All-State Teams were announced today.
Sargent, who is making his second appearance on the team and was MR. Golf in 2012, totaled 117.25 points to beat out 2013 KHSAA State Individual Champion Fred Allen Meyer of West Jessamine High School. Sargent finished alone in 4th place at last week's Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Championships held at Bowling Green Country Club. The season was another successful one for Sargent as he won five invitational tournaments and was runner-up once. He captured the Region IX Championship held at Kearney Hill Golf Links. Hamilton, who finished in a tie for 2nd place at the KHSAA State Tournament, totaled 134.5 points to defeat 2013 individual champion Grace Rose of West Jessamine High School. The junior won six invitational tournaments as well as the Region V Championship that was held at Henry Co. Country Club.
Sargent, who has committed to play golf next year at Western Kentucky University, edged Meyer, who is a senior, by three points. Meyer's total was 114.25 points. Senior Brendon Doyle of St. Xavier High School and last week's individual boys runner-up, was next in 3rd place with 83.33 points. Junior Tyler McDaniel, the 2011 Mr. Golf winner from Clay Co. High School, finished 4th with 83.00 points while Freshman Chase Landrum of Glasgow High School was 5th with 74.00 points. Senior Jared Brown of South Warren High School was next in 6th place with 68.75 points. Senior Brandon Blake (64.5) of Daviess Co. High School, Junior Chase Wathen (63.25) of Butler Traditional High School, Senior Nich Choate (57.00) of Trigg Co. High School and Andrew McKinney (53.00) of Danville High School round out the top 10 boys.
Hamilton went into the state championships with a 41-point lead and totaled 134.50 points to easily out-distance Rose, who wound up with 102.00 points. Junior MacKenzie Peyton of Henry Co. High School finished next in 3rd place with 89.75 points while sophomore Lauren Hartlage of Elizabethtown High School was in 4th place with 75.50 points. Elsa Moberly, a junior from Pulaski Co. High School, finished in 5th place with a total of 75.00 points. Last year's individual state champion Anna Hack, a junior from Calloway Co. High School, finished in 6th place with 67.00 points. Senior Jordan Webb (61.00) of Shelby Co. High School, Junior Ellen Kehoe (59.5) of Taylor Co. High School, Junior Madison Thomas (59.00) also of Shelby Co. High School and Senior Emily Alexander (51.00) of Glasgow High School fills out the remainder of the girl's team.
The top ten boys and girls make the All-State team by compiling points in invitational tournaments, the regional tournament and the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Championship. These players and their coaches will be honored at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville on Sunday, November 10 at a banquet sponsored by the Musselman-Dunne and the KY PGA Junior Golf Tours.
Here are the teams and their point totals:
KHSAA RECOGNIZES SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AT LEACHMAN BUICK GMC CADILLAC BOYS & GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Travis Bechtold - winner of the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac $500.00 Scholarship
Blake Cartwright - winner of the Forcht Bank/Kentucky National Insurance Uncommon Excellence Award
Brett Bauereis - winner of the National Guard Best & Brightest Award
Brianna Coe - winner of the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac $500.00 Scholarship
Jill Edgington - winner of the Forcht Bank/Kentucky National Insurance Uncommon Excellence Award
Elizabeth Cason - winner of the National Guard Best & Brightest Award
KJGF TO PARTNER WITH HURRICANE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR (HJGT) IN 2013; SCHEDULE INCLUDES SIX (6) EVENTS IN KENTUCKY
The KY Junior Golf Foundation and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) will conduct six (6) junior events and one (1) college division event in Kentucky this season and will give all our Kentucky Junior Golfers the opportunity to compete in high quality tournaments with players from other states.
The HJGT was founded in 2008 and conduct tournaments in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee and Ohio.
This season, the Kentucky Schedule will begin in April at The University Club of Kentucky's Wildcat Golf Course. Here is a look at the upcoming events that will be held in the Commonwealth:
(1) HJGT College Prep Series at UK - Wilcat Course, Lexington (April 13 & 14)
(2) HJGT Louisville JR Challenge - Oxmoor CC, Louisville (May 11 & 12)
(3) HJGT Major Championship at Owensboro - Owensboro CC (June 22 & 23)
(4) HJGT Wildcat JR Challenge - Big Blue Course, Lexington (July 24 & 25)
(5) HJGT College Division Event - Greenbrier G & CC, Lexington (July 31 & August 1)
(6) HJGT Event at The Cardinal Club, Simpsonville (November 2 & 3)
(7) HJGT Event at Champion Trace GC, Nicholasville (November 9 & 10)
The Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT) and the HJGT will give you the opportunity to join both tour at a "special rate" which you can do on the KJGF registration only site beginning January 28. Once you become a member of the HJGT, you sign up for the events at HJGT.org. You are eligible to sign up for any event.
For more information concerning the HJGT, please CLICK HERE to find out more information how to sign up or go to www.HJGT.org.