Richmond’s Dylan Kelley didn’t let a rough first round at the Musselman-Dunne Tour Championships slow him down.
Kelley bounced back Tuesday and made a charge up the leaderboard in the championship boys division. He shot a +4, 76, and finished in a tie for fifth place at the event, which was held at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville.
After an opening-round -76, +6, Kelley was tied for 12th place.
Cooper Musselman of Louisville defeated Brendon Doyle of Louisville in a playoff to take the title. Musselman finished with a two-day total of 147, +3.
On Monday in the opening round, Kelley shot a 40 on the front nine, then carded a 38 on the back nine.
Kelley’s 76 on Tuesday was the second-lowest score of the round in his division. Doyle and Ben Sullivan of Louisville both finished with a score of 75 in the final round.
Musselman shot a 69 in the first round, then hung on to claim the title despite shooting a 78 on Tuesday.
Neal continues to shine
Richmond’s MacKenzie Neal kept up her outstanding play on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour during two events earlier this week.
On Monday, Neal finished second in the girls 12-and-under division at an event at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington.
Neal shot a 43 and finished just one stroke behind the winner, Sarah Fite of Maysville.
On Tuesday, she claimed another victory on the tour, taking the title in the girls 12-and-under division at an event at The Bull at Boone’s Trace.
Neal shot a 49, +13, and beat out Brooke Larson of Georgetown by eight strokes for the championship.
Congleton qualifies for KY Open
Former Madison Central standout Kyle Congleton earned a chance to compete in the 2012 Kentucky Open by posting a solid qualifying round Monday at Gibson Bay.
Congleton shot a 70 and was one of 24 golfers to earn an automatic spot in the prestigious event.
The Kentucky Open is scheduled for Aug. 7 through 9 at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron.
Former EKU golfer Brandon Brown is the defending champion, but is not expected to participate in this year’s event.
Richmond’s Stuart Witt qualified for the Kentucky Open Friday at an event at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. He shot a 70, the best round of the day.
Seven qualifying events will take place across the state to select the field of 156 golfers.