Louisville pro Wolfe leads Ky. Open

Jared Wolfe
Jared Wolfe

Louisville pro Jared Wolfe fired a 5-under par 67 to take the first-round lead in the 94th Kentucky Open at Olde Stone in Bowling Green on Tuesday.

Wolfe, a former Murray State golfer, had seven birdies and two bogeys.

Jesse Massie of Louisville and Rick Cochran III of Paducah are in second place after opening 68s.

Massie made national news a few weeks ago when he shot a 16-under par 56 — 14 birdies, one eagle and three pars — in a phenomenal round at Glenmary Country Club in Louisville.

Massie, who played high school golf at Louisville Trinity and college golf at Eastern Kentucky, had six birdies and two bogeys Tuesday.

Kyle Wilshire, a former Scott County High School standout, and Lee Chaney of Morehead had 69s.

Defending Open champion Keith Ohr shot a 70.

Clay County junior-to-be Tyler McDaniel, who is coming off a win in the Junior PGA Championship last week in Washington, D.C., had an up-and-down round with four birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys. That put him at 3-over par in a tie for 39th.

Matt Savage, the 2009 winner, made an eagle on the seventh hole, but he struggled to a 12-over 84.