It was an absolutely gorgeous day at a classic golf course for a field of 76 players in the Bushnell Pro-Pro Championship at Audubon Country Club on May 23. Two-person teams of Kentucky PGA professionals from across the Commonwealth teamed up to enjoy this fun event. They played a variety of formats across their 36-hole competition: the opening nine was a scramble format, second nine was a best ball format, third nine was a Chapman style alternate shot and the final nine the professionals combined their scores.
After the morning round, two teams found themselves atop the leader board. John Bachman, PGA Assistant Professional at Big Spring Country Club and Daniel Iceman of Weissinger Hills Golf Course opened with a solid round of 64, as did Corey Stith, PGA Head Professional at Tates Creek Golf Course and Aaron McDowell, PGA Head Professional at Gay Brewer, Jr. Golf Course. Assistants at Hurstbourne Country Club, Jesse Massie and Nathan Downs found themselves one shot back as did Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Director, Chris Redle and Bruce Oldendick. The field was tightly knit and the afternoon round posed to determine the champions – especially in the combined score format!
McDowell and Stith were able to hang on for the wire-to-wire victory, finishing with a total of 170. Ironically, this was last year’s winning total posted by the team who finished second – Wildwood Country Club Head PGA Professional Blake Watts and Louisville Country Club’s Logan Watts. The brothers finished two shots back of the Champs, but firing the low round of the afternoon. Bachman and Iceman finished an additional two shots back.
A special thank you to Audubon Country Club for their wonderful hospitality and thank you to our KPGA Partners who make the event possible and add to the fun: Bushnell and Sales Representative Robb Spencer and Cunningham Golf Car and Yamaha and Sales Representative Mark Jackie. Mr. Jackie brought two bottles of famous Kentucky libations for shots closest to the pin on hole #13 in the morning and afternoon. Congratulations to Steven Conley of Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club for his terrific shot in the morning and to Tommy Watts, Head PGA Professional at Henry County Country Club for his equally great shot in the afternoon!
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This event also signified the first leg of the Pro-Pro Series, a four-event competition among 6 teams of 10 professionals. Each team is vying for a $5,000 team cash prize! For point totals and results … click here > >