Former Marshall County and Murray State standout Patrick Newcomb shot a bogey-free, 6-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead after the first round at the Kentucky Open at University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville.
Newcomb, a two-time Kentucky State Amateur winner (2011 and 2012), started his round on the back nine with three birdies and added three more on the front.
Now a professional, Newcomb has made three starts this season on the PGA’s Latinoamerica Tour.
Seven golfers were at 4-under par, including a pair of former Kentucky Open champions in Brandon Brown (2011) and Ted Schulz (1984 and 1988).
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University of Kentucky players Cooper Musselman and Evan Cox were also shot 68s along with McCracken County’s Chase Korte and former UK stars Grover Justice and Cody Martin.
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