By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
Pro Jason Eberle and his golf staff have burned some midnight oil this past week with four events from Monday to Friday.
On Monday, 80 golfers teed it up in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Golf Scramble. It was a great day despite a few light showers that kept it cool for the golfers.
The winning team was The John Elder team with a score of 59. The second-place honors went to Team Kubala, which shot 60.
Afterwards the golfers were treated to a wonderful lunch provided by O’Charley’s.
On Wednesday, the Larry Gilbert First Tee of Lexington Junior Tour for ages 13 and under competed at Gibson Bay. Three juniors from Gibson Bay and three from Arlington took part in the action. They were Parker Hastings (GB) 47, Mason Hamrick (GB), 56 and Cooper Eberle (GB) 62. Arlington players were Joshua Mathes, 86, Tyler Crafton, 43, and Kyle Hensley, 46.
The winner for the boys was Mash Henning, 41, from Golf Club of the Bluegrass and in second place was Jack Bergstrom, 42, from the University Club.
The girls champ was Megan Pyle, 52, from Picadome. Second place went to Kylie Lysack, 54, from Lakeside.
This is a great experience for these juniors. Some of them are competing for the first time against juniors who are five or six years older. They are learning early how to compete in this tough sport that relies heavily on self control and poise.
On Thursday, 200 firefighters from Fayette County took to the links in their annual scramble at Gibson Bay. There was such a large group that they were split into a morning session and another session in the afternoon.
It was a busy day for the staff.
On Friday, 60 golfers participated in the Madison Central High School Alumni Golf Scramble. This tournament was for former players and coaches, as well as friends and boosters of the Madison Central golf program.
I will have the results of this event in Tuesday’s column.
Special thanks to head pro Jason Eberle for keeping updated on these tournaments!
Eight EKU golfers to compete in state amateur
There will be six current EKU golfers, one future and one former Colonel playing in the 101st Kentucky Golf Association Men’s State Amateur Championship, which begins on Tuesday.
The three-day event will be held at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The six current players are Stuart Witt, Danny Bishop, Ben Purcell, Andrew Yeast, Taylor Riggs and Garrett Hinton. Richmond native Kyle Congleton signed in November with EKU and will also participate. Brian Fister is the former Colonel who will be participating. Fister graduated in May after a stellar career.
Go gettem’ fellas!
Riggs has also qualified for the 106th Southern Golf Association Southern Amateur Championship, which will be held July 18 through 21 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark.
Special thanks to Kevin Britton for keeping me posted.
Congrats to Tristyn Nowlin
CONGRATULATIONS to Tristyn Nowlin on a decisive four-stroke win in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour Girl’s 13-15 year old division.
They played Thursday at the Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon. Tristyn shot a beautiful 76 to win by four strokes over Rylee Beard of Campbellsville.
Great win Tristyn. Keep it going!
Super special thanks to my wonderful wife, Carolyn, who has survived two operations in the last month and still finds the energy to type my columns.
You da lady!
It’s easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action — Thomas Fuller.
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Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.