Kentucky Open: Amateur Musselman leads
16 Jul 2014
see also: Kentucky Open Championship, Harmony Landing Country Club

by Golf House Kentucky

PROSPECT, Kent. (July 15, 2014) -- The Kentucky PGA was excited to begin hosting the 95th Kentucky Open at Hunting Creek Country Club on July 15. The facilities, Mother Nature and the crowds did not disappoint!

It was a terrific day for golf (especially with this event following tradition and all players wearing slacks for the occasion) with cooler temperatures and low humidity. With these optimal conditions there was a still slight breeze that wrecked havoc on those aiming to become the 2014 Kentucky Open Champion.

One player certainly stood tall against the wind and commanded the attention of the entire field of 156 players. Cooper Musselman, a University of Kentucky golfer from Louisville, fired a five-under-par 67 in an opening round that included six birdies and a lone bogey on the second hole. There is certainly a lot of talent on the sophomore-to-be’s heels.

Kyle Leach, an amateur from Louisville, also began his day, making the turn at three-under-par before finishing with a round of 69 and a total of six birdies.

Jesse Massie, an assistant golf professional at Polo Fields Golf and Country Club in Louisville also opened with a round of 69 and five birdies on his card. Another round of 69 came from PGA Professional, currently playing in the Web.com Tour, Jared Wolfe of Louisville. Wolfe had six birdies, a double and a bogey on his card. Other players under par include: Defending Champion, Rick Cochran III of Paducah, Patrick Newcomb of Benton, Drake Duncan of Bowling Green and Matthew Zakutney of Paducah – with rounds of two-under-par 70 and at one-under-par are 2013 Low Amateur, Kyle Wilshire of Georgetown, Aaron Watkins of London, 2013 Mid-Am Champ David Jasper of Prospect and Andrew Gladden of Bowling Green. 2014 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Marathon Kentucky Amateur Champion, Tom Campbell of Danville opened with a two-over-par 74 and recently crowned Prudential Kentucky Senior Open Champion, Craig Rauvola-Bouta of Lexington had a 73 to begin his first Kentucky Open.

We look forward to another great weather day for round two. We can almost guarantee more great golf, more difficult holes that cause a little pain and a great supporting cast from the membership at Hunting Creek Country Club. Remember that scores will be updated every 9-holes on Wednesday – you can follow along the action on your laptop or smart phone!

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54-hole stroke play event for professionals and amateurs who are residents of Kentucky and have an active Handicap Index at a Kentucky Golf Association Member Club. Qualifying is required for those who do not meet the exemption criteria.

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