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Kentucky Amateur: Andy Roberts wins title
Andy Roberts <br>(Kentucky Golf Association Photo)</br>
Andy Roberts
(Kentucky Golf Association Photo)
ASHLAND, KY (July 14, 2016) -- It was a fantastic day for golf in Eastern Kentucky and a golfer from the western part of the Commonwealth took full advantage. Andy Roberts of Owensboro was crowned the 2016 Clark’s Pump-n-Shop Marathon Kentucky Amateur Champion on Thursday, July 14 at Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland.

He began the day one shot ahead of Billy Basham of Louisville and Joe Deraney of Lexington. Much like his 2010 Kentucky Open victory, Roberts’ game never faltered. He carded three birdies to offset two bogeys on his way to final round of 1-under-par 69 to finish at 9- under-par (201) and complete a two shot victory over fellow competitors and good friends Denver Haddix, Jr. of Lexington and Deraney.

This marks the third year in a row that Haddix has finished in the runner-up position in the amateur.

Temperatures were still warm and the day completed amidst booms of thunder from an impending storm that the last group beat by a few moments – but all in all it was a day made for championship golf. Roberts remarked in his acceptance speech that it was wonderful to share this week with the many friends he’s made over the years through golf in Kentucky (many of whom were in attendance at the ceremony upon completion of their final rounds) and that he was excited to make the five hour trip back to Owensboro to celebrate with his family.

In addition to finishing in the runner-up position, Haddix and Deraney took home the Uncle Joe Dickson Award for being the Low Public Amateur Links players in the field with rounds of 203. Deraney carded a final round of even-par and Haddix a 2-under-par 68.

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