New Albany, OH — Andy Montgomery, PGA Director of Golf at Kinsale Golf & Fitness carded six birdies and only one bogey en route to a 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday to win the New Albany Classic by two strokes over Bob Stephens, PGA Head Golf Professional at Sycamore Creek Country Club.
Stephens came in with a 3-under-par 69 to take the clubhouse lead for about an hour until Montgomery came in.
Montgomery led the field by playing the par-4’s at 6-under-par. He couldn’t take advantage of the par-5’s, playing them at even par overall on a day when he could have gone even lower than his 67. However, he didn’t need to go any lower as he used a back nine score of 33 to vault up the leaderboard to the victory.
Stephens made the turn at 3-under-par 33 to take a nine-hole lead, but was unable to score in red numbers on the back nine. He matched 2 birdies and 2 bogeys to shoot an even-par 36 on the back nine.
Chase Wilson, PGA, Kyler Booher, PGA and Bob Sowards, PGA rounded out the top 5 on Tuesday as they all shot 2-under-par 70. Booher shot the lowest nine-hole score of the day as he rode a back-nine 31 to shoot up into the three-way tie for third.
Mike Kaido, PGA won the day’s Holden Challenge. He stuck his tee shot to 11 inches on the 165-yard par-3 11th hole.
The Section staff would like to thank Paul Hollenbaugh, PGA and his staff at New Albany Country Club for hosting the event!