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Gay Brewer Jr. during match at Picadome, 1950

Posted on April 14, 2019 | in Uncategorized | by

Lafayette’s Gay Brewer Jr. tees it up while from left, teammate Bob Davis and University of Kentucky golfers Don Smith and Chester Riddle look on during a match, April 11, 1950 at Picadome Golf Club. The Generals, the defending state high school champions, edged out UK’s freshman squad in the season opener for both teams. Brewer’s two-under-par 70 was the day’s low score. Also playing in the match for Lafayette was future Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr. Brewer, the individual state titlist and National Junior Amateur champion at the time of this photo, won the Kentucky Open the following year and turned professional in 1956. He won 11 times on the PGA tour, including the 1967 Masters. He also played for victorious U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 1967 and 1973. Brewer, who retired from the Champions Tour in 2000, died in 2007 after battling cancer. The golf course in Lexington where he learned to play was renamed the Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome. Here is another picture from our archives of Brewer. Herald-Leader archive photo

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