Years after graduating from Ball State University,
amateurs Kenny and Lisa Cook still have the skills and determination to compete
at a high level. This summer they turned their competitive spirit and golfing
ability into a rather unique accomplishment. They both took medalist honors in
USGA Mid Am Qualifiers and advanced to their respective National Mid Amateur
On August 30th, Lisa shot 78 at Broadmoor
CC in Indianapolis to advance. The very next day, Kenny fired a 67 at his
qualifier at Heritage Club in Mason, Ohio, to win by five shots. “We feel that
us both qualifying for USGA national tournaments in the same year is a possible
unique situation,” said Kenny. “The only downfall is that they are both held
during the same week so we will not be able to travel together and watch each
The week of September 17-22, Lisa will travel to Bayville
Golf Club in Virginia while Kenny will make his way to Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Texas.
Kenny was the 2010 IGA Four Ball champion with fellow
Ball State alum Eric Steger, and Lisa was the 2010 IWGA Play Day runner-up
behind Julie Carmichael.