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McDaniel Leads From Start To Finish, Captures Unbridled Golf Event

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. 

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Keith Taylor
Keith Taylor is an award-winning journalist who has covered Kentucky athletics since 1995. He is the sports editor of Kentucky Today and his work appears in 12 daily newspapers as well as various weekly and web sites throughout the state. Reach him at Keith.taylor@kentuckytoday.com or twitter @keithtaylor 21.

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