Bowling wins in first trip to tourney

Published 10:25 pm Sunday, June 2, 2019

Making his first trip to the Harlan Country Club this weekend for the Harlan Invitational, Trey Bowling felt right at home, and he played like it in shooting an eight-under par 128 to win the tournament on Sunday.

“I love it here,” said Bowling moments after receiving the championship trophy. “This is a lot like my home course, Big Hickory. If you hit it well, you get rewarded, but I also had several bogeys when I didn’t.”

Bowling, a former Clay County High School star who won two regional titles before going on to golf at Eastern Kentucky University, was tied with Zach Fowler after the first 18 holes on Saturday with a 64. Bowling pulled away Sunday with six birdies and eagle on the 14th hole for another 64. Defending champ Matt Gann finished strong and moved up to second with a 132, four strokes behind Bowling. Jason Estep was third with a 134, followed by Garrett Bradley with a 135 and Pete Cornett Jr. with a 136.

Bradley Guyn, Lee Lynch and Mike Granato tied for the first flight title as each shot a 151. Perry Wyrick won the second flight with a 152. Danny Smallwood won the third flight with a 155.


Tournament results:

Championship flight — Trey Bowling 128, Matt Gann 132, Jason Estep 134, Garrett Bradley 135, Pete Cornett Jr. 136, Zach Fowler 137, Steve Geisler 140, Tad Barton 141, Codie McDowell 141, Kevin Burns 141, Jeremy Langley 143, Ben Langley 144, Andrew Forester 146, Corey Ella 150, Braxton Caldwell 154, Wally Langley 155, Tyler Langley 156, Dr. Carl Smith Jr. 157, Ron Williamson 158.

First flight — Bradley Guyn 151, Lee Lynch 151, Mike Granato 151, Joe Carroll 152, Sammy Moore 156, Travis Jasper 159, Logan Jones 162, Bobby Brittain 163, Travis Martin 166.

Second flight — Perry Wyrick 152, Shawn Barton 148, Ken Jones 154, Mark Keith 155, Tom Short 155, Greg Sawyer 159, Larry Osborne 159, Daniel Benge 161, Ron Osborne 161, Jay Dunaway 163, Nathan Halcomb 167, Clark Osborne 172, Ronnie Cox 177.

Third flight — Danny Smallwood 155, Bart Gabbard 159, Pete Cornett Sr. 161, Thomas Polson 163, Marcus Johnson 164, Josh Reffett 165, Dan Groves 169, Kimbo James 170, Roger Anderson 173, Todd Collett 175, Greg McKnight 178, Brooks Jones 179, Marvin Haynes 182, Jeff Ledford 187.