Conferences create own cup competition
Louisville has the Ryder Cup, and Bowling Green got the Junior Ryder Cup (the United State team won big). Nothing quite so big is happening on the local links, but a number of local high school golfers will compete in a Ryder Cup-inspired competition Thursday in Danville.
The Central Kentucky Bluegrass Challenge pits 10 players each from the Central Kentucky and Kentucky Bluegrass conferences in a match-play format. The 10 singles matches will be played Thursday at Danville Country Club, all beginning with a 5 p.m. shotgun start.
Players from four local schools will compete. There are three from Mercer County, the only area school in the CKC, as well as three from Boyle County and one each from Danville and Garrard County, all of which are in the KBC. Team captains, which are coaches from some of the conferences’ teams, include Jay Anderson of Mercer and Alex Jarmon of Boyle.
The players were seeded according to their standings in each conference’s player of the year standings, so the No. 1s, No. 2s and so on from each conference will play each other. It will take 5 1/2 points for either side to win the trophy created for the event.
The pairings, in order beginning with the No. 1 seeds and listed as CKC player vs. KBC player:
- Kyle Wilshire (Franklin County) vs. Jordan Cash (Rockcastle County)
- Nick Patterson (Mercer County) vs. Coty Cantrell (Garrard County)
- Colin Bussell (Anderson County) vs. Brian Clontz (Rockcastle County)
- Dylan Schmitt (Scott County) vs. Dakota Jarmon (Boyle County)
- Casey Mingua (Scott County) vs. Tanner Burks (Danville)
- Ward Dedman (Mercer County) vs. Grant Blevins (Boyle County)
- Nicholas Souder (Mercer County) vs. Nate Johnson (West Jessamine)
- Zach Hayden (Spencer County) vs. Fred Allen Meyer (West Jessamine)
- Righter Dundon (Franklin County) vs. J.T. Ross (Boyle County)
- Dylan Hurst (Franklin County) vs. Brandon Young (Rockcastle County)