Denver Haddix Jr. captures Kentucky Match Play
Denver Haddix Jr. holds Kentucky Match Play trophy
(Kentucky Golf Association Photo)
RICHMOND, KY (June 9, 2016) -- Thanks to stellar play
all day long Denver Haddix Jr. has captured his second
Kentucky Match Play title in the last three years. Play
began early this morning at Boone’s Trace National and
the finalists were determined after the Upper and Lower
Bracket championship matches.
Denver Haddix Jr. played like his hair was on fire
to defeat Rob Crockett II 5&4 in the Lower Bracket
In the Upper Bracket final it was Andy Roberts and
Joe Deraney battling it out until the final putt dropped.
In the end Roberts was able to outlast Deraney 2 up
and advance to the finals. Deraney had been making a
bid for his second consecutive big win after winning the
Lupton Invitational a little more than a week ago.
In the final match, Haddix played fantastic golf as
he defeated Roberts, the top-seed and medalist winner
4&2. Unofficially Haddix was 10-under during the
The Kentucky Senior Match Play Championship
featured the same final pairing as last year with
defending champion Steve Humphrey and Gary
Backlund going head-to-head. Both players played solid
all day long but in the end Humphrey captured the title
for the second straight year, winning 3&2.
In the Players Division, Ben Kendrick was victorious
over Nick Wilkins 5&4 while Tim Dudley took home the
Division with a 2 up win over Dan Trent.
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