Despite Mother Nature's efforts to stymie the opening day of the Kentucky State Amateur, every golfer was able to complete the first round on Tuesday at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville.
Logan Hogge grabbed a one-shot lead with a 4-under par 68. Hogge, a former Bath County standout who plays for Morehead State, had a four-birdie streak going before a bogey on No. 18. He finished the day with eight birdies and four bogeys.
Danville's J.B. Williams, who plays at Akron, shot a 3-under 69. He opened with a triple bogey before rallying with six birdies.
The University of Kentucky's Tyler "Chip" McDaniel, a former Clay County star and the winner of this tournament by six shots in 2013, was 5-under par through 10 holes before a roller coaster finish. He had three bogeys, a double bogey, two birdies and two pars the rest of the way.
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Chris Gilles was tied for seventh at even par to lead all Lexingtonians. The highlight of his round was an eagle on No. 9. He also had four birdies, but two bogeys and two double bogeys.
Cooper Musselman, a UK standout who played in high school at St. Xavier, was also at even par after one day. He eagled the 10th hole. Last year's winner, Tom Campbell, shot a 2-over par 74.