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June 17, 2014

GOLF: Hamrick wins at Gibson Bay

RICHMOND — Local youth golfers turned in some impressive results Tuesday at the Musselman-Dunne Tour event at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.

Mason Hamrick took the title in the boys 10-and-under division. He shot a +3, 39 and beat out Connor Calhoun of Grayson by three shots.

Jordan Adams of Waco took second place in the boys championship division. He shot a +6, 78 and finished three shots behind the winner, Jacob Cook of Frankfort.

Also in the boys championship division, Richmond’s Trent Renfro finished fifth with a score of +16, 88.

Abigail Miller of Richmond took second place in the girls 11-13 division, shooting a +30, 66.

Richmond’s Dawson Miller finished fourth in the boys 11-12 year-old division, shooting a +16, 52.

In the boys 13-14 year-old division, Hunter Pegram shot a +31, 103, and finished  19th.

MGDT in Danville

Local youth golfers also had solid performances Monday at the Musselman-Dunne Tour event at the Danville Country Club.

Mason Hamrick finishing second in the 10 and under division. He shot a five over par 41 and finished three strokes off the pace of winner Rylan Wotherspoon of Florence, who finished with a +2, 38.

In the championship boys division, Jordan Adams of Waco finished in a three-way tie for third.

Adams fired rounds of 38-43 on his way to an 81, just four strokes off first place finisher Spence McKinney of Danville’s +5 77.

Trent Renfro of Richmond finished 10th, shooting rounds of 48-40 for a 96.

Kentucky Amateur

Seven area golfers took part in the first round of the three-day Kentucky State Amateur tournament which began Tuesday at the Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown.

EKU sophomore Travis Rose carded the best round of the local contingent, firing a one under par 71, good enough for a tie for 12th place.

Fellow Colonels Will Sallie and Daniel DeLuca finished even par, 72s and are tied for 25th.

EKU golfers Taylor Riggs finished with a +3-75 and Jared Brown carded a +7-79 on the day.

Richmond’s Chris Caldwell finished with a +2-74, tied for 53rd and Brad Newnam carded a +5-77, and is tied for 102nd.

Play continues tomorrow and Thursday.

Drive, Chip, Putt Championship

Two local youngsters competed in the second annual USGA: Drive, Chip and Putt Championship competition at Lakeside Golf Club in Lexington last weekend.

Mattie Jo Neeley and Mckenzie Neal both qualified for the next round, the sub-regional qualifying in Indianapolis, Ind. in August, and a chance to reach the finals of the competition which will be held at the Augusta Country Club during “Masters Week.”

The Masters Tournament Foundation, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America started the nationwide junior skills competition last year as a way of making golf more accessible to young people and to showcase the talents of young golfers nationwide.

Last year competitions, for boys and girls ages 7-15,  were held in 19 states, with the regional champions in each of the boys and girls divisions from four age categories advancing to the finals which was held at the 2014 Masters.

This year, competitions are being held in all 50 states.

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