Kentucky State Amateur: Campbell breaks through
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (June 19, 2014) -- After what he estimated to be nineteen starts, Tom Campbell of Danville fired a final 2-under-par 70 to secure his victory in the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Marathon Kentucky Amateur at Cherry Blossom Golf Course on June 19.

He fought off a wonderful charge by Denver Haddix, Jr. of Lexington, who held the lead on holes #7 and #13 before a steadily playing Campbell overtook his wire-to-wire win.

Campbell, 44, admitted he felt nervous during the course of his round but was able to pull through and credits his former players at Centre College (where he was Men’s Head Golf Coach and Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach) for helping him stick with golf through difficult swing times and keeping his drive alive.

Campbell will be moving to Sewanee (The University of the South) to be the Head Women’s Basketball Coach in August, though he is planning to bring his accurate ball striking and smart play to the Kentucky Open and Kentucky Match Play Championships before he heads out of town. Many awards were given out to deserving individuals.

The low first round went to Campbell and Haddix, who both fired rounds of 67.

The low second round went again to a 67 by Campbell, Joe Deraney and Matt Epperson, both of Lexington.

The low final round was an impressive 65 posted by Will Branham of Pikeville.

The Low Public Links Golfer (Uncle Joe Dickson Award) went to Runner-Up Haddix. The low juniors (Col. Lee S. Read Award), Billy Tom Sargent of Georgetown and 2013 KGA Player of the Year Fred Allen Meyer of Nicholasville, finished the event at 4-under-par.

The low senior amateur award (Harreld Kirkpartick Award) went to Gary Backlund of Mt. Sterling.

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