Former University of Kentucky golfer Mark Blakefield shot an 8-under 64 Thursday at Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club in Georgetown to start his ADI Classic title defense with a share of the lead.
The Maysville native, who won the inaugural Hooters Tour event last year, is tied with Andrew S. Medley of Athens, Ala.
Joshua Wooding, Kelly Grunewald and Michael Schachner were a shot back at 7-under 65.
Other Kentuckians near the top of the field were Pat Stephens of Richmond (tied for 25th at 4 under), Tyler Wilson of Lexington, Phil Hendrickson of Danville and Ryan Britt of Louisville (all tied for 34th at 3 under) and Rick Cochran (tied at 56th at 2 under).
The top 60 players plus ties advance to the weekend.
Herald-Leader Staff Report