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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