Deraney, Vansickle post 69's to lead Kentucky Mid-Amateur
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2014) — It was a tumultous start to the first round of the Kentucky Mid-Amateur Championship at Audubon Country Club on October 6. Skies opened up at the same time as the first starting time of the day, 8:30 a.m. This produced a 30 minute delay and was shortly followed by another slightly longer delay just after 10 a.m.

The golf course faired well, though, as parts of the city recieved large hail during the second delay. This caused an hour delay in the afternoon wave of tee times and made for a difficult go around for the morning wave, who found it tough to keep thier shotmaking prowess in stride. There were still some fantastic scores posted from the Mid-Am Division of the Championship.

Joseph Deraney of Lexington and Justin Vansickle of Greenup both fired impressive rounds of three-under-par 69 to sit firmly atop the leader board.

Nipping at their heels is defending champion, David Jasper of Prospect with a two-under-par 70. Jasper had a difficult time on his closing holes #8 and #9, which both gave the much of the field fits.

Matthew Reynolds of Louisville and Joshua Rhodes of Paducah both sit an additional shot back at 71. Rhodes, the 2011 champion, began his day with an eagle (2) on hole #10.

Coming off the USGA State Teams Championship, Kyle Leach of Louisville finished at even par on a course that probably seemed much flatter than The Dye Course in French Lick.

One-over-par 73 was a popular number occupied by Matt Bowlin of Union, Shane Meredith of Louisville, Dakota Woodcock of Scottsville, Rodney Chancey of Elizabethtown, Howard Logan of Simpsonville and Dan Brown of Louisville.

ABOUT THE Kentucky Mid-Amateur

36-hole stroke play championship with the following divisions: Open (ages 25+), Mid-Senior (40-49), Senior (50-59), and Masters (60+). Open division is gross scoring only, while the other divisions are gross and net.

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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