Denver Haddix Jr. captures Kentucky Match Play
Denver Haddix Jr. holds Kentucky Match Play trophy <br>(Kentucky Golf Association Photo)</br>
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 final.

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 championship match.

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 Senior Handicap Division with a 2 up win over Dan Trent.

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ABOUT THE Kentucky Match Play

Format consists of an 18-hole stroke play qualifier followed by a round of 32 match play bracket to decide the champion. Senior bracket is 16 players, and there are multiple handicap brackets.

Entrants in all KGA tournaments shall be required to have an active Handicap Index at a Kentucky Golf Association Member Club at the time of entry and meet the championship’s residency requirements.

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