The George Rogers Clark boys golf team pieced together its best outing of the season with a second-place finish in the Powell County Invitational Saturday in Stanton.
The Cardinals shot a 299, five shots behind winner Bourbon¿County, which finished the one-day event with a 294. Nine teams competed in the event at Beechfork Golf Course.
“I thought anything around 300 would be good enough to win this tournament,” Clark coach Kevin Cope said. “My guys were able to shoot a round below 300 for the first time this season, which I was very satisfied with, but it still wasn’t good enough to take home first place. You’ve got to give Bourbon County credit. With them putting a 294 on the board, they were going to be hard to beat.”
Clark’s top golfer, Blake Cartwight, paced the Cards and claimed medalist honors with a 3-under-par 69. Ross Todd followed with a 2-under 70 and finished second behind Cartwight. Jacob Omohundro had a 76, followed by Matthew Omohundro with an 84. Jett Clarke also competed in the tournament and fired an 84.
Cope was pleased with his team’s overall performance.
“Our guys played well (Saturday),” he said. “Blake played great for us while shooting the lowest score of the tournament. Ross Todd also played really well for us today. Those two guys are the leaders of our team, and they carried us today.
“I was glad to see Ross play good today. He has been struggling a little lately, but he has been working hard. It was good to see him play at the level that I know he is capable of playing.”
Photo: The George Rogers Clark boys golf team placed second in the Powell County Invitational Saturday at Beechfork Golf Course in Stanton. Team members who competed in the event were as follows: Front row from left: Jacob Omohundro, Ross Todd, coach Kevin Cope, Blake Cartwright, Matthew Omohundro and Jett Clarke.