Kentucky Mid-Amateur: Eric King wins by two shots over the field
Eric King (Kentucky Golf Association Photo)
Following a 6-under 66 yesterday to take a two-shot lead, Eric King fired a final round 4-under 68 to win both the gross and net divisions at the 2023 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Mid-Amateur at Heritage Hill Golf Club.
This is his first Kentucky Mid-Amateur win after a 10-under total of 134 that sees him win by two.
In the final round, King got off to a steady start with a par on the first three holes, adding birdies on holes No. 4 and 9 to make the turn with a 35. He added birdies on holes No. 10, 12, and 17 to total five birdies on the day and 14 for the tournament. King claims the Logan Trophy for 2023.
A scorecard playoff was needed to determine the tournament runner-up after 2021 champion Drake Stepter, Cooper Collins, and Chad Howard came in with two-day totals of 8-under 136. Howard clinched the victory with a back-9 32, including birdies on 13 and 14 and an eagle on 16.
The senior division saw a shift in the leaderboard from Day One, with PJ McDougal of Bowling Green firing a 5-under 67 with rounds of 74-67 to claim the division win by five.
Today, he shot the only under-par round in the division with five birdies on the front and three in a row on holes No. 6-8. London's Paul Douglas shot an even-par round today, totaling 146 after a first-round 74 to place second. He fired three birdies and three bogeys.
David Sykes is finishing out the top three after a second-round even par 72 for a 76-72-148 total.
Christopher Chee moved ahead today after sitting tied for first following day one to win the super-senior division by one. An even-par second round of 72 followed his first round 70, with four birdies and four bogeys today.
David Combs settled in second after shooting 73 today for a 70-73-143 total. He shot 37-36 with five birdies. Finishing the top three is Jim Caudill, firing a 77 today after a 72 yesterday.View results for Kentucky Mid-Amateur
ABOUT THE Kentucky Mid-Amateur
36-hole stroke play championship with the following
divisions: Open (ages 25+), Mid-Senior (40-49),
Senior (50-59), and Masters (60+). Open division is
gross scoring only, while the other divisions are
gross and net.
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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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