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Kentucky Boys Junior PGA Championship: Final Results

RICHMOND, KY (June 29, 2020) – Despite one early weather delay to open Monday’s play in the Kentucky Boys Junior PGA Championship, things went off without much issue to begin the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour season. Richmond's very own Warren Thomis benefited most from the scoreable conditions at Gibson Bay Golf Course to take a one-shot lead at the Championship’s halfway point. Thomis recorded a 69 (-3) which puts him one stroke in front of Cooper Eberle and three strokes up on Wesley Beard and Christopher Harpum who are each tied for third.

“I played pretty well out there,” Thomis said. “The course setup was good; there were some challenging holes out there, but some ones you could go attack too. I lost by one shot here last year so it would mean a lot to win tomorrow and get a little redemption.”

Fifteen players in all are within five strokes of the lead entering the final round which should make for an exciting final day to crown the champion of one of the state’s premier junior golf championships. The eventual winner will also be exempt for the 2021 Barbasol Junior Championship, which means there is plenty at stake tomorrow.

In other divisions, Abe Williams leads the Boys 15-18 Division by two strokes following his round of 76 (+4). Palmer McKelvey is up in the Boys 14 & Under Division by one stroke thanks to his 74 (+2). Radney Bales leads the charge in the Boys 11-12 Division as a result of a nine-hole round of 40 (+4) to lead by a stroke. The 10 & Under Division is shared at 42 (+6) by Drayden Lindsay and Andrew Perry. Finally, Krish Kumar leads the 8 & Under Division with a 56 (+20).

NOTES AND STATS

  • Monday’s easiest hole was the par-five 16th. To par, it played at an average of -0.15. One of two eagles (the other coming on the par-five 7th) made on the day was accomplished here by Adam Kehoe.
  • The hardest hole of the day was the par-four 11th which was +0.82. Only one birdie was made on this hole, courtesy of Ben Spencer, while forty-seven players made bogey or worse.

The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour will have complete coverage of the final round on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. A live video on Facebook will be available to view when the final group of the Boys Championship Division reaches its final hole. Another live video on Facebook will become available if a playoff is required to decide the title.

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