Lackey fires final-round 73 at Newton

By Steve Sell
June 26, 2017

NEWTON — McPherson’s Jacob Lackey moved up 22 spots on the final day of the Railer Open Kansas Stroke Golf Championship on Sunday at Sand Creek Station.

After rounds of 82 and 81, Lackey flashed the form that made him the Kansas Junior Amateur champion the week before as he finished with a 73 to tie for 60th with a 236.

The field included many of the top amateurs in Kansas as well as many college stars.

Lackey made eight pars and a double bogey on his front nine for a 38, but had to feel good about how he finished as he made two birdies on the back nine to just one bogey for a 35.

Wichita State University golfer Gage Ihrig shot a 66 on Sunday to win the title with a 206 total. He won by a whopping eight shots.