Coach: Ann Baldwin, fourth season.
Last year: The Lady Cardinals compiled a winning record and placed fourth in the 8th Region Tournament at the Pendleton Country Club. Clark shot a 451, while Scott County won the one-day event with a 362.
Top returnees: Taylor Ritchie, Caroline Browning, Hannah Ritchie, Jordan Jacobsen and Taylor Humphrey.
Outlook: The Lady Cardinals opened the season by splitting their first two matches. Clark lost to Madison Central at the Winchester Country Club, but defeated rival Montgomery County at the Mount Sterling Country Club. Last year, Clark placed “in the middle of the pack” in tournaments played and had two players that missed out on a state bid “by a few shots,” placing sixth and seventh in the regional tournament. This year, Baldwin has 11 players, and five of them participated in the Larry Gilbert summer program. “That (playing during the summer) helps strengthen the team by having the girls get an early start and playing all summer,” Baldwin said. “Several others played throughout the summer.” Baldwin added that some of her players have “dropped other activities to focus more on golf.” “I can already tell a difference in the overall team attitude,” she said. The Clark coach said her team’s goal is to “break 400” in the postseason tournament. “That would put us in the running to make it to state or at least have an individual or two to make it.”
13 — Harrison County, Model, Lafayette at WCC; 14 — Estill County, Scott County at WCC; 16 — at Madison¿Southern; 18 — at Montgomery County Invitational; 21 — at Powell County; 25 — at Madison Central Invitational; 27 — at Estill County; 30 — at Lafayette.
6 — at Madison¿Central; 11 — Madison Southern, Montgomery County at WCC; 13 — Bourbon County; 17 — at Harrison County. 19 — at Bourbon¿County. 20 — Powell County at WCC; 22 — at SKC Tournament (Kincaid Lake State Park); Sept. 24 — regional tournament at Canewood Golf Course, Georgetown.