LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 17, 2013) -- Joseph Deraney is a new face to Kentucky Golf but he knows how to climb right to the top of the competition. Deraney, a former collegiate golfer at Mississippi State, moved to Lexington a few months ago from Memphis and along with a new home he and his wife will be adding an addition to the family soon. So, golf may not be a priority in Deraney’s life but he sure isn’t lacking in talent. He will have one more match to win to take the title at the 2013 Kentucky State Match Play Championship at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. Eric King of Ferguson held his own during their semi-final battle after going 4 down on hole #7 and clawed his way back to a 2 down deficit through #15. But Deraney’s birdie at #16 sealed the match and his advancement to tomorrow’s title match.
Louisville’s David Brown has been a fixture in amateur golf for several years and will be standing at the same threshold to try and capture the title. Brown took on Danville’s J.B. Williams, who is heading out to play golf for Akron University this fall. Brown quickly went 3 up after three holes and held on through a furious rally on the last few holes to close their match at 2 up.
In the consolation semi-final matches, Stephen Montgomery defeated Jonathon Ice 3&2 while Corbin Sellers advance to the final with a 7&5 over Ken Francke.
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