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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.

To view the final standings for the boys, click here. To view the final standings for the girls, click here.

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Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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