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Lady Rebels golf team gets back on course

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School girls’ golf team is off and running on the 2013 season.
The team has already played in three events away from home and hosted another to begin the year.
The Lady Rebels, once again under the direction of David Wainscott, are looking to defend the Eighth Region All ‘A’ championship from last year as well as their Sixth Region title.
They will have to do it at least for a while without the services of  junior Kennedi Dermon, who is unable to play due to an injury at this time.
The Lady Rebels have defending Sixth Region champion in senior Shelby Power who is off to a tremendous start.
Owen County got things started on Aug. 3 at the Lady Rockets Golf Classic at Weissinger Golf Course in Shelbyville.
Power finished seventh overall by firing an 80.
OCHS freshman Lydia Merrifield shot 95; eighth-grader Debbie Farrar posted a 104; seventh-grader Grace Chilton shot 114; while another seventh grader, Laura Duke had a round of 129.
On Aug. 5, the team traveled to Henry County to play in the Henry County Tournament.
The team would finish seventh overall.
Power shot an 80 to lead the team while Farrar fired a 93.
Merrifield shot 96 and freshman Morgan Woodyard shot 106. Chilton shot 129.
On Aug. 6, the Lady Rebels once again were on the road.
This time, they were at Eagle Creek Golf Course taking part in the Grant County Invitational.
Once again, the team would finish seventh overall while Power fired a 78 to finish in third place. Merrifield shot 95, Woodyard got a 100, Chilton finished at 123 and Duke hit 138.
Owen County hosted the Lady Rebels Golf Classic at Fairway Golf Course on Aug. 7.
The tournament featured some stiff competition including Notre Dame Academy and defending state champion Sacred Heart.
Owen County would finish fourth overall behind Sacred Heart, Notre Dame and Grant County High School.
Power shot a 76 to finish in fifth overall. Other Owen County scores include Woodyard, 94; Farrar, 96; Merrifield, 99; and Chilton, 110.
The team will be back on the course Thursday at Sugar Bay against Walton-Verona.
They will then travel to play at Henry County on Tuesday.