Gann edges Leisge to win Sleepy Hollow Invitational


Matt Gann (left) was the winner of the Sleepy Hollow Invitational on Sunday, one stroke ahead of Connor Leisge (second from left), followed by Drew Chamberlain and Pete Cornett Jr.

Matt Gann rallied from two strokes down after one round to edge Connor Leisge by one stroke to win the Sleepy Hollow Invitational on Sunday. Gann, of Pineville, shot a seven-under par 133 to win the tournament.
Leisge was the leader after the first 18 holes with a three-under par, one stroke ahead of Drew Chamberlain and Pete Cornett Jr.
Chamberlain finished third in the tournament with a one-under par. Cornett was fourth with an even par score. Eddie Conley was fifth at five-over par.
“We had wonderful invitational, which included a number of former Tri-City residents. We also had more young golfers playing in their first tournament than we have ever had,” said Sleepy Hollow Country Club board chairman Ronnie Cox. “We enjoyed a great championship flight battle between Matt Gann, who is one the premier golfers in eastern Kentucky, and Connor Leisge, who is one of best young golfers I have seen. He has played well is some tournaments the last few years but is on the verge of a breakout win, and when that happens he will be hard to beat in any tournament.”
Eli Estep won the first flight with an even-par score, six strokes ahead of Brendan Rutherford and Joe Carroll. Mark Keith and Travis Blair finished fourth and fifth, respectively.


Matt Gann 133, Connor Leige 134, Drew Chamberlain 139, Pete Cornett Jr., 140, Eddie Conley 145, Cody McDowell 149, Eddie Leisge 150, Brett Widner 159, Eddie Early 171.