LOUISVILLE, KY (August 30, 2016) -- Earlier this year Steve Humphrey won the Kentucky Senior Match Play and after defeating Scott Ray in a playoff on Tuesday he is the Senior Amateur champion as well.
Humphrey and Ray finished regulation at Audubon Country Club tied at 2-under before Humphrey's took care of business on the first playoff hole, the 10th.
After shooting a 2-over 74 in the first round, Humphrey was four back to begin the final round. Early in round two Humphrey was mostly just plodding along and through 14-holes he was 1-under for the day. However, with four holes to go Humphrey caught fire as he carded birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 18 to quickly reach 2-under.
The closing surge helped Humphrey post the low round of the week, a 4-under 68.
Scott Ray made his way into the playoff following an even-par 72. Ray, one of three players tied for the over night lead, had it to 4-under at one point but three back nine bogeys, including one on the final hole forced play to extra holes.
Happy Rakestraw was a part of the first round lead before finishing third at even-par, David Pohlmann was fourth at 1-over while Scott Pottinger was 2-over and in fifth.
The final member of the trio that shared the first round lead was Tom Scheuerman who finished 4-over and tied for sixth.
ROUND ONE RECAP
On a hot and humid day at Audubon Country Club three players posted a 2-under 70 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Kentucky Senior Amateur.
Happy Rakestraw reached 2-under with a four birdie, two bogey day. Rakestraw put circles on his card on Nos. 1, 5, 10 and 15.
2013 champion Tom Scheuerman got as low as 5-under before falling back into a tie for the lead. Scheuerman tallied five birdies in his first 11-holes but faltered towards the end of his round with a bogey on 14th and a closing double-bogey.
Scott Ray reached the top of the leaderboard with a late surge. Through 12-holes Ray was 1-over before rallying down the stretch with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 18th holes to move into red figures.
2014 Kentucky Senior Player of the Year Gary Backlund and U.S. Senior Amateur qualifier David Pohlmann are tied for fourth at 2-over.
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