Kentucky Match Play heats up
LOUISVILLE, Kent. (July 16, 2013) -- The 2013 Kentucky State Match Play Championship has reached the quarter-final stage with several higher seeded players coming up short of advancing through the brackets. Low scorer from the qualifying round, Hager Collins of Lexington, was closed out on Hole #17 by Louisville’s David Brown and a 2&1 result. Danville’s J.B. Williams closed out his match with Elizabethtown’s Clay Hinton, seeded #3, with a 1 up victory.Defending champion Jantzen Latham of Central City is still in the hunt for his second consecutive match play crown and is looking impressive with a 4&2 victory in his first match followed by a 3&1 results in the round of 16. He takes on Joseph Derany of Lexington, who battled for 23 holes to knock out Louisville’s Cooper Musselman.The consolation bracket is just as competitive with top seed Cole Allen from Louisville leading the way. One of the close contest came from Ken Franke and Davis Boland. They needed an extra hole to decide that Franke would advance to the quarter-finals in this division.

ABOUT THE Kentucky Match Play

Format consists of an 18-hole stroke play qualifier followed by a round of 32 match play bracket to decide the champion. Senior bracket is 16 players, and there are multiple handicap brackets.

Entrants in all KGA tournaments shall be required to have an active Handicap Index at a Kentucky Golf Association Member Club at the time of entry and meet the championship’s residency requirements.

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