Carroll boys golf places 6th at All ‘A’ state finals
Carroll County’s boys golf team finished sixth at Kentucky’s All “A” Classic state finals on Saturday at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset, Kentucky. The Panthers, who advanced to the state finals as winners of the Eighth Region tourney at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, shot a 334 to finish sixth, 40 strokes behind five-time state champion Lexington Christian. Campbellsville was second at 318, St. Henry third at 322 and Kentucky Country Day and Somerset tied for fourth at 332. Caleb Stephenson led the Panthers with an eight-over 80 followed by Blake Belcher’s 81. Eli Yocum carded an 82, Evan Oney a 91 and Garrett Sanders a 93. Lexington Christian sophomore Jansen Preston was the individual medalist with a 3-under 69. The Panthers are now 10-1 in regular season match play. Elsewhere, Ciara Hamilton shot a 105 for Carroll County in the girls All “A” Classic state finals at Woodson Bent Resort in Benson, Kentucky. Lexington Christian Academy’s Laney Frye was the top individual with a 71 to lead her LCA to the team championship - and the boys-girls tourney sweep in 2017 - with a 340 to Murray’s 349. Eighth Region champ Owen County was fifth with a 391.
Cubs fall short at St. Anne’s
Madison girls golf traveled to St. Anne’s Golf Course in North Vernon to take on Jennings County and Seymour on Monday with the Cubs falling to the Owls but beating the Panthers. Emma Beasley was the individual medalist with a 41, but Seymour prevailed in the team scoring with a 181 to Madison’s 184 and Jennings’ 216. Madison’s Keegan Ehlers finished with a 44, Jenna Imel shot a 48 and Destinee Sadler capped the scoring woith a 51. “I can’t be too upset with the close loss this evening. We tied our season low on a windy evening and on a course that we struggled on just last Thursday. The girls really competed tonight,” Madison coach Jake Shockley said. “Emma was solid again, Keegan improved nine strokes from last week and Destinee and Jenna played super, too. Hopefully we can carry these vibes through the rest of the week and into sectional play on Saturday.”
Shawe hosts Hornets, Mustangs
Shawe girls golf competed against Henryville and New Washington Monday at Sunrise Golf Course but the Hornets were the only full team in the field. Henryville shot at 176 led by Darian Nipper and Olivia Guernsey with a pair of 43s. Kennedy Easton and Hannah Guernsey completed the scoring with a pair of 45s. Taytum Easton shot a non-scoring 46 and Allison Horn carded a non-scoring 48. Katie Hertz shot a 46 for the Hilltoppers and Kate Grote carded a 56. New Washington’s Katlyn Price carded a 47. “After (Ohio River Valley) Conference last week, it was nice to see Katie Hertz bounce back with a good round tonight,” said Shawe coach David Hertz. “Other than a triple-bogey 8 on the seventh hole, I thought she played really well. We have a couple of more opportunities this week to play and do some fine-tuning before sectionals. “Kate Grote was 12 strokes better tonight than she was on her front nine here last week which was great to see,” Coach Hertz added. “She hit some big shots when she needed them and as her putting continues to improve, so will her scoring.”