Prep Golf: Boyle County girls win Joy Invitational title; Danville's McKinney takes medalist honors at Tates Creek
Danville's Andrew McKinney, left, shot a 71 Saturday and earned medalist honors at the Tates Creek Commodore Classic. (Photo submitted / August 19, 2012)
Alexis Draut had an 84, Caroline McDonald 86, Michaela Jarman 89 and Samantha Stewart 99 for the Rebels, who finished with a team score of 336 to edge runner-up Rockcastle County (342) and third place Taylor County (343).
“This tournament was a great opportunity for us to see how we stack up against our regional competition,”¿coach Sandy Waters said. “I feel this win will go a long way toward building the confidence we need to get us to the state championship.”
Kaitlyn Riley of Anderson County was the medalist after shooting a 71. Lincoln County had a team score of 387 and Mercer had a 438.
McKinney wins — At Lexington, Danville’s Andrew McKinney shot a 71 to take medalist honors at the Commodore Invitational at Tates Creek Golf Course.
Danville finished fifth out of 22 teams with a score of 318. Dunbar won with a 305, followed by Sayre (308), Ballard (313) and Tates Creek (314).
J.B. Williams shot 78 for the Admirals, Spencer McKinney had an 84 and Nick Serey shot 87.
“Although it was a beautiful day, the golf course wasn't giving up low scores today,” Danville coach Marc Williams said. "The greens were soft for full shots, leaving the ball far from the pin, yet on shots around and on the green, the ball frequently ran past the hole. A lot of the golfers were frustrated by the lack of scoring opportunities.
“Andrew played great. After a bogey-bogey start, he settled down to grinding out pars on the front side, and on the back side he made three birdies. He was the only player under par, and none of the teams finished below 300. He showed everybody what patient golf is all about.”
Garrard County Invitational — At Stanford, Collin Gay of Garrard County led area scorers with an 81 Saturday at the Garrard County Invitational at Dix River Country Club.
Lincoln County led area teams with a ninth place finish with a score of 361. Garrard County was 11th, followed by Mercer County in 12th and Casey County in 13th. Corbin won the team title with a 296, followed by Franklin County (316) and Meade County (323).
Lincoln was led by Zach Johnson’s 82, Tyler Bennett shot 86 to lead Mercer and Justin Russell and Colton Patterson each shot 88 for Casey.
Garrard County Invitational
At Dix River Country Club, Stanford
Team scores — 1. Corbin (Grey) 296; 2. Franklin County 316; 3. Meade County 323; 4. Wayne County 333; 5. East Jessamine 335; 6. Rockcastle County and South Laurel 343; 8. Marion County 346; 9. Lincoln County 361; 10. Corbin (Red) 369; 11. Garrard County 370; 12. Mercer County 383; 13. Casey County 383; 14. Campbellsville 420.
Medalist — Cody Ellis, Corbin, 70; Jacob Cook, Franklin County, 70. (Ellis won on first hole of playoff.)
LINCOLN — Zach Johnson 82, Roland Taylor 87, Shade Jacobs 91, Taylor Edwards 101, Hunter Munford 101.
GARRARD¿— Collin Gay 81, Lincoln Gay 94, Nick Lark 95, Cameron Carver 100, Lucas McCane 104.
MERCER — Tyler Bennett 86, Brennen Walton 91, Bailey Spalding 92, Austin Satterly 103, Ross Meeks 108.
CASEY — Justin Russell 88, Colton Patterson 88, Justin Underwood 93, Hayden Bastin 114, Eric Livengood 114.