The Richmond Register

June 21, 2013

GOLF: Skipworth wins in playoff

By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor

RICHMOND — Richmond’s Carter Skipworth took first place in the boys championship division of the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour event Friday at Old Silo Golf Club in Mt. Sterling.

Skipworth shot a -1, 71, and was tied at the of the leaderboard with Ryan Gillum of Grayson after 18 holes. On the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, the Richmond native posted a birdie to claim the title.

Skipworth shot a 37 on his first nine holes, then finished with a 34 on his final nine holes.

Thomas Hall of Ashland and Blake Cartwright of Winchester tied for third with even-par scores of 72.

Also in the boys championship division, Richmond’s Grant Willoughby shot a +16, 88, and finished 12th.

In the boys 13-14 year-old division, Richmond’s Zach Miller finished second. Miller shot a +3, 75, and finished two strokes behind the winner.

Joseph Steier of Louisville shot a +1, 73, to take the title.

The Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour will return to action Monday at the Danville Country Club. A MDGT event is scheduled for Wednesday at Gibson Bay in Richmond.

Arlington Golf Pro qualifies for PGA Professional National Championship

Patrick Williams, the head golf professional at Arlington, will compete in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship in Sunriver, Ore., Sunday through Wednesday.

Williams, who qualified for the event with his third-place finish (69-71) in the Kentucky PGA Section Championship at Kearney Hills in Lexington, is one of three Kentuckians to make the field.

Of the 27,000 PGA members and apprentices who are eligible to qualify for the tournament, only approximately 300 golf professionals nationwide make the cut. The field will be trimmed to 70 after the first two rounds, and the top 20 finishers will be invited to compete in the PGA Championship in August, one of the PGA Tour’s four majors featuring the top names of the sport.

Williams, who played for EKU and graduated in 2004, has been with Arlington for the past five years.