Ray wins Kentucky Senior Amateur in three-way playoff
Scott Ray (Golf House Kentucky/Twitter photo)
Scott Ray (Golf House Kentucky/Twitter photo)

Scott Ray outlasted Gary Backlund and James Volpenhein in a two-hole playoff on Tuesday at Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland, Ky., to win the Kentucky Senior Amateur. Ray had consistent rounds of 71-71 to reach 2 over and the three-way tie for the top spot.

For Ray, it’s a second Kentucky Senior title in the span of three years. Backlund’s history in this event in similarly impressive. He won the title back-to-back in 2014-15.

Behind the top three players, Buddy Bryant was solo fourth at 4 over. He gained ground with a closing 69, which was the lowest score of any player in the final round. It was one of only three sub-70 scores in the field.

Trey Wilburn finished solo fifth at 4 over after rounds of 72-72.

Dennis Long won the masters division by four shots with rounds of 75-71.

In the legends division, Elmo Greer fired rounds of 71-73 for a 4-over total that left him six shots ahead of Bill Damron and Mike Prince.

ABOUT THE Kentucky Senior Amateur

Format is 36 holes of stroke play with Senior, Mid- Senior, Masters, and Legends divisions at both gross and net.

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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