By John Lachmann
A year after become the youngest-ever Northern Kentucky Amateur Championship winner, Austin Squires begin his defense of that title on Tuesday.
Now 17, Squires will tee off at 12:40 p.m. in the 2014 NKAC at Triple Crown Country Club in Richwood.
The Northern Kentucky Golf Association had 66 participants listed on its Web site as of Monday, including three-time champion Lance Lucas.
Lucas, who won this event in 1999, 2003 and 2004, has also finished second four times. He will tee off at 8:40 a.m.
The runners-up from 2012 and 2013 – Tim Murphy and Cale Barr – are also among this year’s field.
The golfers will play 18 holes on Tuesday, and Squires and the top 31 other scorers will advance to the Championship Flight.
Match play on Wednesday and Thursday will trim that field of 32 to eight, and those remaining will play 36 holes on Friday to decide the championship.
Here are Tuesday’s tee times:
8 a.m. – Griffin Flesch, Adam Tingle, Paul Huber, Matt Rigg.
8:10 a.m. – Chris Hatke, Zach Day, Tim Ryan, Jesse Crupper.
8:20 a.m. – Marty Lenen, Ross Sharp, Rob Braun, Steve Mackie.
8:30 a.m. – Tom Wimsatt, Matt Bowlin, Cale Barr, Todd Belden.
8:40 a.m. – Jacob Poore, Greg Poore, Lance Lucas, Rob Petrey.
8:50 a.m. – Dan Schacherer, Ryan Denney, Jim Ferreri, Jeff Floyd.
9 a.m. – James Costin, Carter Hibbard, Zach Adams, Doug Bailey.
9:10 a.m. – Andrew Kinman, James Allen, Brennan Walsh, David Schiebly.
9:20 a.m. – Merik Berling, Dan O’Brien, Jeff Oehler, Brett Bauereis.
10 a.m. – Robert Stobart III, Mark Collett, Randy Keegan, Paul Loveless.
10:10 a.m. – Bob Chalfant, Phillip Rogers, Tim Murphy, Kevin Flynn.
Noon – Pete Simpson, Mark McFadden, Don Niehaus, Doug Danner.
12:10 p.m. – Brook Reeves, Brandon Ashworth, Mike Lehkamp, Blake Hamilton.
12:20 p.m. – Austin Zapp, Ryan Clements, Randy Wilburn.
12:30 p.m. – T.J. Dunhoff, Larry Hicks, Curt Wuellner, Justin Boyd.
12:40 p.m. – Austin Squires, Chris Cronenweth, Brad Ashworth.
1 p.m. – Curly Simpson, Doug Snyder, Mark Solar, Bob Gamber.