Clay Pendergrass had a two-shot advantage as he walked up to the 18th tee on Thursday afternoon at Boone's Trace National Golf Course.

That lead, however, didn't hold up.

The Madison Central sophomore posted a double bogey on the final hole and went on to place third in the Kentucky Boys Junior Amateur.

The event was held Wednesday and Thursday in Richmond.

Hayden Adams of Lexington defeated Rylan Witherspoon of Florence in a playoff to claim the individual title.

Pendergrass shot a -3, 69, in the opening round and was three shots behind the leaders — Adams and Luke Coyle of Campbellsville. The Central standout began the second round very strong.

He had birdies on No. 4, 6, 7 and 9 to get to -7 on Thursday. Pendergrass eagled No. 10 and had a birdie on No. 12 to take the lead at -10.

The sophomore had a double-bogey on No. 13, opening the door for Adams and Witherspoon to make up ground.

Pendergrass finished with a total score of -6, 138.

Several other local golfers competed in the event.

Richmond's Charlie Spiller shot a +3, 147, and finished tied for 21st.

Model Laboratory's Mason Hamrick fired a +5, 149, and finished tied for 27th.

Landen Howard and Gavin McKune each shot a +7, 151, and tied for 36th.

Berea's Clifton Scully fired a +10, 154, and tied for 49th.

Central's Cooper Eberle shot a +15, 159, and tied for 65th place.

Bales takes title

Rodney Bales blew away the field in his age group on Tuesday at the Bluegrass Golf Tour Event in Olive Hill.

The Richmond native shot an even-par, 36, and won by six strokes.

He competed in the boys 11-12 year-old division of the event, which was held at the Hidden Cove Golf Course.

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