Clayton Bradshaw wins West Kentucky Open

LEDBETTER, KY -- Mayfield native Clayton Bradshaw shot a course record 63 to overcome a nine shot deficit to force a playoff, winning the 2019 Texas Roadhouse West Kentucky Open on Sunday.

Day one co-leader Kamaren Cunningham missed a par putt at the 18th hole to finish at -7, ending up in a playoff with Bradshaw.

After two holes, Bradshaw would make a 10-footer for birdie to win.

"I don't know how to explain it," Bradshaw said. "I quit for two years after college, third tournament back, shoot a 63, I am really happy. I made every putt I looked at which is something I haven't done in a while. I hit the ball really good. It was just one of those days."

On the professional side of the tournament, Murray State alum Gabe Wheeler became the second golfer to ever win the tournament as both an amateur and a professional.

Wheeler cruised to a five-shot win shooting a 68 on Sunday, finishing at -7 overall for his first professional win. He had won the tournament the previous two years as an amateur.

"I love this tournament and I love this golf course," Wheeler said. "With my recent success on it, I felt really comfortable and this being my second professional tournament I had a lot of good, positive energy coming into this week. I played the course as well as I have in the past, so confidence was pretty high coming in."

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