Kentucky Mid-Am: David Jasper three-peats in rain-shortened event
David Jasper
David Jasper

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Mid-Amateur Championship may have been rain-shortened to 18 holes, but it was not short on excitement.

The players enjoyed a soft and long, but gorgeous golf course that gave the players all they could handle. The rain stayed away from Lexington Country Club during the final round, but it was definitely cooler temperatures than Kentucky has seen this season. This kept the ball below the hole and was definitely the key to success all day and that seemed to be the difference in scoring.

The Championship Flight players finished out the day with some light rain in the area. David Jasper of Prospect emerged as the three-peat champion after a round of 1-under-par 71. His round included solid ball striking and only a lone bogey on his card.

Finishing second was Jamie Frazier of Glasgow after a round of 1-over-par 73. There were several players who finished an additional shot back at 74: Matt Epperson of Louisville, Andy Roberts of Owensboro, and Joe Deraney of Lexington.

The Senior Division (Ages 55-64) saw some stellar rounds of golf led by Steve Humphrey of Lexington with a terrific round of 68. His gross victory was eight shots clear of Gary Backlund of Mt. Sterling and nine shots clear of Lexington’s Kenneth Kirchner.

In the Masters division (Ages 65+), Jim Caudill of Morehead took home Low Gross honors with a solid round of 76 spread over the two days. Joe Lenahan of Louisville finished just behind Caudill with an 83.

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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