Kentucky Sports – Local Golfer Tearing up the links

July 14, 2015 – BRENDON D. MILLER – Camen Media/Midwest News and Sports

Westin Miller with father Terry Miller - Photo by Brendon Miller - Midwest News & Sports
Weston Miller with father Terry Miller – Photo by Brendon Miller – Midwest News & Sports

Local junior golfer Weston Miller is currently tearing up the 2015 Kentucky PGA Junior Tour this summer. Weston is the son of Terry Miller of Jackson and Beth Miller of Whick and is currently 8 years old and competes in the 8 and under division of the statewide Tour. This is Weston’s first year on the Tour and he is playing a limited schedule as the events are scheduled on an almost daily basis at courses around the Commonwealth. Weston has now played in 7 of the Tour’s 18 events through July 13, and has now won 3 of the 7 events he has played in.A simply outstanding performance given the fact that Weston had to adjust to competition during his first couple of events.

A Young Weston Miller with father Terry Miller - Photo by Brendon Miller - Midwest News & Sports
A Young Weston Miller with father Terry Miller – Photo by Brendon Miller – Midwest News & Sports

Weston won his first tournament on Friday, June 19, at the University Club (Wildcat course) in Lexington, and then again was the medalist in his next event held on Friday, June 26, Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead. Weston picked up his third victory yesterday, Monday, July 13th at Bellafonte County Club in Ashland. Weston has also competed in events held at Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville,

A Special moment  - Weston Miller with father Terry Miller - Photo by Brendon Miller - Midwest News & Sports
A Special moment – Weston Miller with father Terry Miller – Photo by Brendon Miller – Midwest News & Sports

Winchester Country Club, Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown, and Greenbrier Golf & Country Club in Lexington. Weston currently ranks 4th in the 8u standings, even with his limited number of events, and has qualified for invitation only, season-ending Tour Championship that will be held July 28 and 29 at Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, in Oldham County. Weston will also compete in the local qualifier for the national Drive, Chip & Putt competition on July 18, at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington with a chance to qualify for the national competition at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club next Spring. Weston was introduced to the sport by his father Terry as an infant and has learned the game and practices daily at Sugar Camp Golf Club here in Jackson. “Weston and I are thankful for the opportunity that this wonderful game has offered Weston to compete on a statewide level and for us to spend quality time together. More kids, and their parents, should give golf a try, it provides opportunities that team sports do not. We are thankful for Sugar Camp and the ability for us to play here locally at a quality facility.” Terry said.

The game of golf gives young men and women the ability to compete in an individual sport, and to learn and experience the core values of the game, being honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence,  responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and good judgment. Great job Weston, we wish you the best the rest of the season!!!!

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