Murray State Hall of Famer Patrick Newcomb won 103rd Playing in the Kentucky Open when he shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 at Persimmon Ridge GC in Louisville.
The win was Newcomb’s seventh as a professional and puts him in a rare class of 14 golfers who have won both the Kentucky Open and the Kentucky State Amateur Championship. During his time as a student-athlete with the Challengers, Newcomb recorded victories at the State Am in 2011 and 2012.
Newcomb’s score line included rounds of 67-71-68=206 as he won the event by five strokes over Kyle Wilshire’s 211.
“This feels great,” Newcomb told KyGolf.org. “I love this event, I love Persimmon Ridge, and the fact that the tournament has been here for consecutive years is one of the reasons I’ve been able to continue playing in the Open. I play almost every week on the Korn Ferry Tour, but my familiarity with the golf course gives me a chance to be ready going into this tournament.”
There were other former Murray State players in the Pro Division. Gabe Wheeler He scored eighth with 70-74-71=215 and Mitchell Moore was in 13th with 71-73-74=218.Th place. Connor CombsHe finished third at MSU last spring with a score of 72-68-72=212, making him the only former runner to finish in the amateur division.
Patrick Newcomb joins brother Nick to become the first sibling duo to be inducted into the Murray State Hall of Fame in 2020.
Persimmon Ridge will host the Kentucky Open for the third consecutive year in 2023 (July 25-27).
2022 Hall of Fame Dinner and Program
Annual Hall of Fame Dinner It is the evening of November 11 at the CFSB Center. Class of 2022 also November 12 will feature a football game against Robert Morris (1pm start) and a men’s basketball game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. Hall of Fame dinner tickets can be purchased online at GoRacers.com through the MSU Ticket Office.
Racing Football Small Ticket Scheme
Racing Football’s three-game mini-plan packages are now available for purchase. The package includes a general admission ticket to home openers against Jacksonville State (Sept. 10), Eastern Illinois (Sept. 24) and Robert Morris (Nov. 12). The home opener will be a night to remember as we hand out 3,000 LED blue and gold glow sticks provided by the CFSB. The racers return home two weeks later for the ever-popular “Family Weekend” and end the season at home with Hall of Fame and Military Day. Each 3-Game Mini Plan purchase includes one general admission ticket to a Racers home basketball game at the CFSB Center during the 2022-23 season.
About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, Murray State University’s athletic department is a member of the NCAA Division I and plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. Athletics has 15 programs for baseball, basketball, cross country, football and golf, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball, as well as a mixed gender rifle team. . The Racers became members of the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Chargers will join the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023. MSU’s rifle program competes in the Ohio Valley Conference.