Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb will try to defend his title in the 101st Kentucky State Amateur championship this week. The 54-hole tournament is Tuesday through Thursday at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.
Newcomb won last year's title at Kearney Hill Links.
Three other former champions are in the field this week: Tyler Sharpe (2008), Charlie Cornette (2003) and Buddy Bryant (1996, 1998).
The Cardinal Club also hosted the State Am in 2006.