By KEITH TAYLOR
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Chip McDaniel led from start to finish and captured the Unbridled Tour golf event on Thursday at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club.
McDaniel fired a 5-under-par 67 in the final round and won by two strokes over Dylan Meyer. McDaniel birdied the final hole to capture the top prize in the three-day event. The former University of Kentucky standout golfer shot rounds of 64, 66 and 67 and finished 19-under par for the tournament.
Jacob Cook, a senior-to-be at Kentucky, posted the lowest amateur score and finished in a tie for fifth overall. Cook finished 12-under in the tournament after posting back-to-back 67 scores in the first two rounds. Cook fired a 2-under par 70 in the final round.
Cook tied former Kentucky golfer Cooper Musselman for fifth place honors with a 12-under par finish.
McDaniel, a Manchester native, has appeared in 17 professional events since graduating from Kentucky. His best finish was a tie for fifth at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship with a career-low final round of 63 to move into the top 10. He appeared in his first major championship last year in the US Open at Pebble Beach.