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Joe Deraney, the 2017 Kentucky Mid-Amateur champion<br>(KGA photo)
Joe Deraney, the 2017 Kentucky Mid-Amateur champion
(KGA photo)
GEORGETOWN, KY (September 26, 2017) - Joe Deraney turned in a dominating performance at Cherry Blossom Golf Club, posting rounds of 67 and 64 to finish at 13-under 131 and win the Kentucky Mid-Amateur Championship by three shots.

It was a successful title defense for Deraney, who won last year's championship by two shots at Danville Golf Club.

Deraney started the day tied for the lead with Andy Roberts, and dropped a shot early at the second hole. But he went nine under after that, racking up seven birdies and an eagle, and pulled away from Roberts and the rest of the field.

Denver Haddix did everything he could to catch Deraney on Tuesday, making six birdies in the last eight holes en route to a 9-under 63. But he fell three shots short, finishing at 10-under 134.

Taylor Riggs (69-66) was fourth, and David Jasper (70-66) and Kevin Waldie (tied for fifth). Roberts (70) finished sixth at 7-under 137.

It was the latest tournament win for Deraney, who won the Stocker Cup, the Lupton Invitational, and the Timuquana Cup last year.

The first group of the day was the Masters Division, with Elmo Greer winning the Gross Division as the only Master golfer with a total score under par. Joe Lenahan, last year’s Gross Winner, won this year’s Low Net Score with a total 6-under-par 138.

The Senior Division also had only one Senior player under par in the Gross Division, with Jeffrey Rays posting a total of 5-under-par 139, 8 shots ahead of his nearest competitor, Kenneth Kirchner. Larry Young was the Low Net Senior with a total 5-under-par 139.

In the Mid-Senior Division, Tony Wise took a victory in the Gross Division with a total score of 6-under-par 138. Casey Tooley was Low Net with a total score of 16-under-par 128.

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