It was an absolutely perfect day for championship golf for the National Car Rental Kentucky Assistant PGA Professional Championship at Summit Hills Country Club on August 22. 32 of the top Assistants and apprentices of the Kentucky PGA teed it up in hopes of taking home this year’s top honors and earn one of the two spots to the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship in Port St. Lucie Florida in October.
Play began at 8:30 a.m. under perfect conditions. Big Spring Country Club, Inc. Harmony Landing Campus Assistant PGA Professional Will Schneider continued the success he had with the low round at the Kentucky Open to open with a three-under-par 67 to lead the field. One shot behind Schneider, the President of the Assistant | Apprentice Division of the Kentucky PGA, was Weissinger Hill’s Daniel Iceman, III and Gibson Bay Golf Course’s Scott Webb with two-under-par rounds of 68.
The afternoon round continued with more solid golf. Iceman, looking to defend his 2015 Assistant’s Championship title, was able to fire a second-round, four-under-par 66 to finish at six-under-par. Schneider followed his opening 67 with more of the same, also finishing at six-under-par for the Championship. Iceman birdied the first playoff hole to take home the title once again. He and Schneider will both advance to the National Championship in the Fall. Andrew Stephens of nearby Stephens Golf Academy fired a second round 67 to lock up the First Alternate Position. Second Alternate honors went to Hurstbourne Country Club’s Jesse Massie with shot rounds of 71-68. The final alternate position went to Greenbrier Golf and Country Club’s Jeremy Martin, who finished a shot behind Stephens and Massie.
Congratulations to Iceman on his title defense and to Schneider on his great play! We look forward to rooting them on, on the National stage! This also comes a day after Schneider captained the winning PGA Junior League All-Star Team! A special thank you to partners for this event: National Car Rental, Cleveland, Srixon, XXIO and the PGA Tour. We would like to thank all the participants in 2016 and to Summit Hills for being fantastic hosts!
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