1ST ANNUAL HOLMES CUP PROVIDES LIFETIME OF MEMORIES FOR JUNIOR GOLFERS IN KENTUCKY
PGA TOUR PROFESSIONAL J.B. HOLMES GIVES BACK TO JUNIOR GOLF BY SPONSORING TEAM COMPETITION AT CAMPBELLSVILLE CC
2015 Holmes Cup Teams
J.B. Holmes, winner of the 2015 Shell Houston Open and member of the winning President's Cup Team, gave back to Junior Golf and his hometown of Campbellsville by sponsoring the 1ST ANNUAL HOLMES CUP that was held at Campbellsville Country Club on October 31 & November 1.
J.B. Holmes - Winner of the Shell Houston Open and Sponsor of the HOLMES CUP
Holmes, who earned over $4 million on the PGA Tour last season, wanted to have a Team Competition much like the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup or Solheim Cup matches that are played in professional golf. Along with his dad, Maurice and PGA Head Golf Professional at Campbellsville CC Mike Kehoe, they began discussing this idea over two years ago. The idea became a reality, thanks to J.B. Holmes, Community Trust Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust of KY and Taylor County Bank that sponsored 20 of the top junior golfers in Kentucky versus 20 of the talented junior golfers from the Campbellsville area.
Friday evening at the conclustion of the practice rounds, a banquet was held at Campbellsville Country Club for the players, parents and members that included a question and answer session with J.B. Holmes - via skype - as well as his father Maurice and caddie and childhood friend Brandon Parsons. The players were able to ask J.B, his father and Brandon questions on a number of insightful topics that ranged from "What is your favorite course" to "Who do you like playing with the most on tour." J.B. spent over an hour answering questions from his home in Orlando to the appreciation of the atendees that were on hand. The banquet concluded as both teams had their final meetings with their coaches and were excited to be apart of the first ever HOLMES CUP Matches!!!
TEAM KENTUCKY vs TEAM CAMPBELLSVILLE
Members of TEAM KENTUCKY were Molly Bebelaar, Taylor Edlin, Gracie Elliott, Erin Durstock, Kylie Lysack, Samantha Stewart, Parker Clarke, Cooper Eberle, Allan Lockwood, Jack Thomas, Drew Doyle, Hudson Hummel, Brooks Korfhage, Daniel Love, Miles Parroco, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Brown, Billy Cason, Patrick Oakley and Zach Taylor.
Members of TEAM CAMPBELLSVILLE were Abbie Dicken, Madison Ferrie, Addie Westbrook, Sydnee Beard, Katherine Doss, Kayla Rodgers, Luke Coyle, Adam Kehoe, Hayes Mason, Seth Smith, Clay Barnett, Layton Hord, Jake Kehoe, Myles Murrell, Cooper Parks, Tanner Parks, Alex Doss, Spencer Jury, Logan Peterson and Connor Wilson.
The teams began Saturday by playing Four-Ball Matches on the front nine and Foursomes Matches on the back nine. TEAM KENTUCKY got off to a fast start to lead 6 1/2 to 3 1/2 as five of the ten matches went to the last hole. The back nine Foursomes Matches were equally as competitive while TEAM KENTUCKY won the session 6-4 to take a 12 1/2 to 7 1/2 lead after day one.
Four-Ball Match Results
Foursome Match Results
Players from both teams also participated in a service project after the first round matches on Saturday as the Golf Course turned into a Haunted Hayride the as players dressed up in costumes and passed out candy to the area children for Haloween.
The SINGLES MATCHES took place on Sunday as TEAM CAMPBELLSVILLE was poised to make a giant comeback and had gotten off to early leads in four of the fist five matches on the course. Once again, the matches were very competitive as eight of the 20 matches went down to the final hole. TEAM KENTUCKY just had too much depth as they won the singles matches 13 1/2 to 6 1/2.
Singles Match Results
TEAM KENUCKY 26 TEAM CAMPBELLSVILLE 14
TEAM KENTUCKY was presented with the winning trophy and EVERYONE from both teams had an incredible experience, created new friendships and made lasting memories they will treasure for years to come.
TEAM KENUCKY'S YOUNG LADIES POSE WITH THE CUP!!!!
A special thanks goes to J.B. Holmes, Maurice Holmes and Mike Kehoe for making the HOLMES CUP one of the most memorable experiences for everyone involved.
Thanks for your great support of junior golf and the Musselman-Dunne Junior & College Golf Tour!!!!!!
KENTUCKY JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION, INC
P.O. BOX 24292
LOUISVILLE KY 40224
108 DAVENTRY LANE, SUITE 205
LOUISVILLE KY 40223
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR JOHN AUGENSTEIN AND SENIOR TRISTYN NOWLIN OF MADISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NAMED MR. & MS. GOLF; BOYS AND GIRLS ALL-STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED
Seniors John Augenstein of Owensboro Catholic High School and Tristyn Nowlin of Madison Central High School were named Mr. & Ms. Golf in Kentucky as the Kentucky All-State First & Second Teams were announced.
Augenstein, who is making his second appearance on the first team, totaled 825 points highlighted by a tie for 5th place finish in the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA State Championship. The season was an extremely successful one for Augenstein as he won six invitational tournaments and finished with ten top 10 finished which included two runner-up finishes. Augenstein won the individual state title in 2014 as a junior. Nowlin, who finished runner-up at the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA State Tournament, totaled 870 points and is making her second appearance on the first team. The senior won three invitational tournaments and finished in the top ten in all ten events she competed. She was also the Region VII Girls Champion that was held at Keene Run Golf Course.
Augenstein beat out junior C.J. Jones of Franklin Co. High School who accumulated 730 points and won last week’s Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA State Individual title. Senior Matt Liston of St. Xavier High School was next in third place with 755 points. Senior Tyler Lippert, who is making his second appearance on the team, finished fourth with 745 points. Last year’s Mr. Golf, junior Chase Landrum of Glasgow High School, was next in fifth place totaling 735 points. Senior Michael Sass of St. Xavier High School was next in sixth place totaling 730 points while senior Jacob Cook of Franklin Co. High School finished in 7th place with 705 points. Allen Hamilton, the third senior from St. Xavier High School, made the first team for the second consecutive year totaling 680 points. Junior Rhett Cardwell of Union Co. High School finished in ninth place with a total of 670 points. Rounding out the first team was junior Ryan Gillum of Elliott Co. High School as he total 665 points to finish in tenth place.
Nowlin outdistanced senior Teri Doss of Paducah Tilghman High School, last week’s individual state champion, as she totaled 825 points. Senior Mary Joiner was next in third place with 785 points and edged out senior Lauren Hartlage from Elizabethtown High School who totaled 765 points. Junior Sarah Fite of Mason Co. High School finished in fifth place with a total of 605 points to just beat out freshman MacKenzie Neal of Madison Central High School who finished with 600 points. Senior Hannabeth Owens of Rockcastle Co. High School was next in seventh place as she accumulated 580 points while senior Leslie Ginter of Henry Clay High School finished in eighth place after totaling 525 points. Rebecca Black, the second player from Elizabethtown High School to make the first team, finished in ninth place with 480 points. Sophomore Mallory Lovell of Scott Co. High School rounds out the top ten as she totaled 475 points.
The All-State First & Second Teams are chosen by compiling points in invitational tournaments, the regional tournament and the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Championship. The First Team players and their coaches will be honored at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville on Sunday, November 1 at a banquet sponsored by the Musselman-Dunne and the KY PGA Junior Golf Tours.
Here are the teams and their point totals:
BOYS FIRST TEAM
John Augenstein (SR), Owensboro Catholic High School (825 points)
C.J. Jones (JR), Franklin Co. High School (815 points)
Matt Liston (SR), St. Xavier High School (755 points)
Tyler Lippert (SR), Mason Co. High School (745 points)
Chase Landrum (JR), Glasgow High School (735 points)
Michael Sass (SR), St. Xavier High School (730 points)
Jacob Cook (SR), Franklin Co. High School (705 points)
Allen Hamilton (SR), St. Xavier High School (680 points)
Rhett Cardwell (JR), Union Co. High School (670 points)
Ryan Gillum (SR), Elliott Co. High School (665 points)
GIRLS FIRST TEAM
Tristyn Nowlin (SR), Madison Central High School (870 points)
Teri Doss (SR), Paducah Tilghman High School (825 points)
Mary Joiner (SR), Franklin-Simpson High School (785 points)
Lauren Hartlage (SR), Elizabethtown High School (765 points)
Sarah Fite (JR), Mason Co. High School (605 points)
MacKenzie Neal (FRESH), Madison Central High School (600 points)
Hannabeth Owens (SR), Rockcastle Co. High School (580 points)
Leslie Ginter (SR), Henry Clay High School (525 points)
Rebecca Black (SR), Elizabethtown High School (480 points)
Mallory Lovell (SOPH), Scott Co. High School (475 points)
BOYS SECOND TEAM
Kyle Jeffers (SR), North Laurel High School (640 points)
Billy Basham (SR), St. Xavier High School (545 points)
Avery Edwards (SR), McCracken Co. High School (515 points)
Austin Knight (SR), Hopkinsville High School (510 points)
Robbie Keyes (JR), DuPont Manual High School (505 points)
Mason Lenhart (JR), North Oldham High School (490 points)
Zach Norris (JR), Jackson Co. High School (475 points)
Drew Kiehl (SR), St. Xavier High School (455 points)
Ryan Clements (SOPH), Ryle High School (455 points)
Zach Taylor (JR), Bullitt East High School (455 points)
GIRLS SECOND TEAM
Bailey Tyree (SR), Marshall Co. High School (445 points)
Ke’Asha Phillips (SR), Owensboro High School (430 points)
Kristen Engle (JR), Barbourville High School (415 points)
Ryan Bender (SOPH), Sacred Heart Academy (415 points)
Erin Durstock (SR), Notre Dame Academy (410 points)
Sarah Boden (SR), Grant Co. High School (410 points)
Erin Rowland (SOPH), Sacred Heart Academy (395 points)
Bailey Hubbard (SOPH), Clay Co. High School (365 points)
Laura McQueen (SR), Casey Co. High School (345 points)
Rachel Fine (SR), Paul Dunbar High School (335 points)