Frye and Butler Named Golf House Kentucky Junior Players of the Year in 2019
LOUISVILLE, KY (November 1, 2019) - Golf House Kentucky is pleased to announce the 2019 Junior Player of the Year recipients are John Marshall Butler and Laney Frye. Using a points metric in Kentucky’s most prestigious junior golf events along with national competitions across the country, Butler and Frye separated themselves as the best overall players in the state.
John Marshall Butler is in his senior year at Trinity High School in Louisville with a commitment to play collegiately for the Auburn Tigers looming in the future. Butler’s year was highlighted by a high finish in the Boys Junior PGA Championship in Connecticut where he finished T22 against one of the strongest fields around the world. Locally, a four-shot victory in the inaugural All-State Championship at University Club of Kentucky in September stands out as his signature moment within state lines. Ultimately, Butler’s high-quality year gave him a 47-point edge over Jay Nimmo.
Laney Frye was unstoppable when at the top of her game this season. Frye won the Kentucky Girls Junior PGA Championship at The University Club at Arlington in June before following that up with a dominant win the Kentucky Girls Junior Amateur at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in July, where she shot 64 (-8) to win by four shots. Frye is in the process of completing her senior year of high school at Lexington Christian Academy. Following her graduation, Frye will remain in Lexington to play college golf for the Kentucky Wildcats. Frye’s successful season earned her a 75-point margin of victory over Faith Martin.
"I want to congratulate John and Laney on their fantastic seasons," Ray Moehlman, PGA Director of Junior Golf at Golf House Kentucky said. "These are two of the finest golfers in Kentucky and it will be great fun to watch them compete in the SEC following their high school graduation."
The staff at Golf House Kentucky congratulates Butler and Frye on these impressive honors. Both are tremendous assets to junior golf in Kentucky and are in line to enjoy successful careers both on and off the golf course. Each of them will be recognized on Thursday, November 14 at Big Spring Country Club during the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame induction.