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Kentucky State Amateur First Round Update

Cooper Musselman during the 2012 Kentucky High School State Championship | Photo by Nathan Morgan | Daily News

Cooper Musselman during the 2012 Kentucky High School State Championship | Photo by Nathan Morgan, Daily News

The Kentucky State Amateur First Round began today, where multiple current and Former Tigers participated at Big Springs Country Club.

The Musselman Family led the charge for the Tigers, as Cooper Musselman and his father, Chester, took the course one right after the other this morning. Cooper has his dad by one stroke through 18 holes.

Both Allen Hamilton and Former Tiger Paxton Duff shot under par on the back nine (they started on hole 10), but they found the front nine rather difficult.

Class of 2014 graduate, Brendon Doyle had an impressive round as he shot a 74 and finished tied for 17th. Brendon’s younger brother and possible member of the St. X Class of 2020, Drew Doyle, shot an 83.

Current Tigers
T-45 Mike Sass (+4)
T-58 Allen Hamilton (+5)
T-70 Billy Basham (+6)

Former Tigers
T-7 Cooper Musselman ’13 (E)
T-12 Chester Musselman ’81 (+1)
T-17 Brendon Doyle ’14 (+2)
T-45 Stephen Stallings ’13 (+4)
T-45 Paxton Duff ’14 (+4)
T-58 Christian Vinning ’14 (+5)

Reminder to Tiger Golf Fans: The 2015 EXPYS nominees will be released on June 24th. You may be able to vote for the Tiger Golf Team as Best Team and in a few other categories.

Former Tiger Golfer Cooper Musselman advances to US Open Sectional Qualifying

Cooper Musselman and recent Players Champion, Rickie Fowler. | Photo via Facebook

Cooper Musselman and recent Players Champion, Rickie Fowler. | Photo via Facebook

Former Tiger Golfer Cooper Musselman advanced to the US Open sectional qualifier after a 6 under-par performance yesterday at the US Open local qualifier. He played yesterday’s round at the Maketewah Country Club in Cincinatti, OH.

The US Open Section Qualifier takes places across the country on Monday, June 8th. There are ten locations spread throughout the nation.

US Open Section Qualifier locations:

Big Canyon Country Club & Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.
The Bear’s Club, Jupiter, Fla.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.
Old Oaks Country Club & Century Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.
Brookside Golf & Country Club & Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio
Germantown Country Club & Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis, Tenn.
Northwood Club, Dallas, Texas
Tumble Creek Club, Cle Elum, Wash.

At the Section Qualifier, Musselman will play 36 holes in one day. It is meant to be a test of skill and endurance. Their will only a handful of available spots at each site. The number is determined by the quality and quantity at each location.

Musselman will most likely be playing in one of the two locations in Ohio which is either Springfield or Columbus, Ohio.