West Jessamine junior Grace Rose shot a 76 in the first round of the girls’ golf state championship on Tuesday.
Rose, the lone Jessamine County representative, had a strong back nine to stay near the top of the leaderboard heading into Wednesday.
After a pair of double bogeys and a bogey to finish the front nine at 5-over-par (41) she came back with two birdies and bogey on the back nine to drop to 4-over.
She was 1-over on the back nine and was 2-under in the final eight holes.
Rose made the cut — the top 20 individuals — and headed into Wednesday’s final round in sixth place and eight strokes off the leader, Anna Hack, Calloway County.
Final-round results were not available at press time. Check www.jessaminejournal.com Thursday for an update on Rose’s final round.