Golf

Familiar names in Ky. Open field

Grover Justice has made a nice paycheck in the Kentucky Open golf championship the last three years.

Justice hasn't won the tournament, but he's been low pro and won $10,000 each year.

Justice finished one shot behind winner Phil Hendrickson at Hurstbourne Country Club last year. He took fourth place when Matt Savage won at the University Club of Kentucky in 2006. And he lost to Cale Barr in a playoff at Kearney Hill Links in '05.

Justice, a Pikeville native and former UK golfer who now lives in Lexington, figures to be among the contenders again when the 89th Kentucky Open, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Callaway Golf, is played at Audubon Country Club in Louisville this week.

Hendrickson will try to become the first repeat champ since J.B. Holmes went back-to-back in 2003 and '04.

Barr, who won the Lexington Men's City title this summer, will try to win the Open for the second time.

The 156-player field, made up of pros and amateurs, also includes former champs Keith Ohr, Chris Osborne, Ralph Landrum, Ted Schulz, Steve Rogers and Moe Demling.

The 54-hole tournament begins Tuesday and concludes Thursday at Audubon, which is hosting the Open for the first time since 1925.

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