Joe Bunch says he'll leave the driver in the bag next time.
Bunch enjoyed his best finish yet in the Kentucky Golf Association Mid-Amateur, finishing just one stroke off the lead Tuesday at Danville Country Club. But he knows it could have been even better.
Two out-of-bounds tee shots on the 17th hole wiped out the three-stroke lead the Danville golfer held. He took a 9 on the hole to fall to 2-under par and fall behind eventual champion Greg McDonald.
Bunch shot 71 on consecutive days, tying Steve Rogers of Bowling Green for second place with a 142 in the 36-hole tournament, a statewide championship for amateurs 30 and over. McDonald was first among 95 golfers despite shooting 73 in the final round.