Andy Roberts, an Owensboro accountant, hopes the numbers add up as he tries to defend his Powerbilt Kentucky Open championship this week at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville.
The 54-hole tournament begins Tuesday and runs through Thursday.
The Kentucky Open field also includes former champs Trey Bowling (2008), Cale Barr (2005), Grant Sturgeon (2002) and Keith Ohr (2001).
Chris Morris, a Centre College graduate who won the NCAA Division III title this spring, is also in the lineup, along with two-time State Amateur winner Jordan Blann, who is now a pro, and 2010 Kentucky PGA champ Blake Watts.
Roberts won last year's Kentucky Open at Lexington Country Club.
Brewer benefit event
The fourth annual Gay Brewer Grant Program Benefit Golf Tournament will be Aug. 26 at the Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome in Lexington.
The fund-raiser is for a program that helps junior golfers play in regional and national competition. More than $46,000 has been awarded to junior golfers over the past three years.
The benefit tournament consists of four-person teams. The cost is $250 per golfer. For information, contact Mark Hill at (502) 243-8295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.