Golf teams play well at State All ‘A’ Classic

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School Lady Rebels are accustomed to the pressures of playing in the State All ‘A’ Classic Golf Tournament. They proved as much on Saturday.
After struggling early, the team was able to play their way to a fifth-place overall finish at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.
“We got off to a slow start but played better on the back nine,” Owen County Head Girls Golf Coach David Wainscott said.
The fifth-place finish was better than last year’s sixth-place showing. 
Owen County finished the day just four shots behind Owensboro Catholic for fourth place. Green County won the tournament.
Kennedi Dermon had the low round of the day for the Lady Rebels. Her 84 was good for 12th-place overall. Shelby Power was right behind in 13th place after shooting an 85. Lynsey Farrar finished in 15th place with an 87 while Julie Spaulding ended the day in 20th place with a 92. Aly Minch posted a 101.
While the girls were in Springfield, the boys were in Somerset.
While the 14th-place finish at Eagles Nest Country Club might not have been what they wanted, the team gained some valuable experience playing in a statewide event.
“It was a great experience and the boys had a lot of fun,” Owen County High School Boys Golf Coach Kevin Webster said.
Much like the girls, the boys teed off early in some tough conditions.
Webster said the team would not use that as an excuse but said the weather did play a factor.
“We had some difficulty dealing with elements and just never could get anything going,” Webster said.
Justin Trusty had the best round of the day for Owen County with a 91 while Zach Ripy posted a 94. Jordan Prather shot 99; Austin Fitzgerald turned in a 101 and Cole Hamilton shot 106.
The Rebels played a pair of matches before heading to Somerset.
Owen County defeated Frankfort and lost to Shelby County. Trusty was the medalist against Frankfort with a 38 while Hamilton had the low-round of 42 against the Rockets.