By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
The Madison Central boys and girls golf teams turned in outstanding performances in tournaments this past weekend.
The Indians competed against some tough competition at the Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake State Park.
They finished in third place, led by the play of Zach Miller.
Miller shot a -1, 71 and tied for first place in the field of 80 golfers, but lost in a playoff.
In the playoff, Miller’s opponent sank a 35-foot birdie putt to take the title!
Carter Skipworth shot a 79 for Central, while Burgess Clark had an 85, Gunner Garrison had an 86 and Ben Hall had a 96.
Playing as individuals, Trent Renfro shot an 84 and Jordan Adams shot a 91.
The Indians are set to compete in the region tournament Monday at Kearny Hills. They have won the regional title the past two years!
Let’s make it three-peat, guys!!
The Lady Indians had an amazing weekend too!!
They competed at the Henry Clay She Devil Invitational on Saturday in Lexington and the team finished with its lowest score in two years.
Central shot a 366 as a team.
Led by head coach Mike Neal, the Lady Indians played the toughest playing field of the season, beating Dunbar, Central Hardin, Bowling Green, Russell County, Pulaski County and Greenup County.
Tristyn Nowlin led the Lady Indians with a score of 76, placing her fifth.
Mackenzie Neal shot an 85, Mattie Jo Neeley shot a 106, Paige Stamper shot a 99 and Kailey Boyer shot a 115.
The Lady Indians are set to play against Clay County on Friday at the Battlefield Golf Course.
The 2013 KHSAA Region 7 Girls Golf Regionals will be held at the Danville Country Club on Monday.
Levin sets school record
Freshman Sophia Levin set a new school record with a round of 68 as the Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team finished fourth at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate in Waynesville, N.C., last Tuesday.
The Stockholm, Sweden, native, in only her second collegiate event, shot a 73 on Monday for a two-day total of 141, which was one shot from tying the school mark for a 36 hole tournament.
Congratulations on a great round.
As a team, EKU shot rounds of 294 and 288 for a 36-hole total of 582, six shots over par.
EKU’s second round of 288 was the second-best round in school history.
Western Carolina, 570, captured the title at six-under par. Sanford, 574, was second and Mercer, 576, was third. Others in the 12-team event included Bowling Green State, (sixth), Western Kentucky (eighth) and Tennessee State (ninth).
The Colonels were led by Sophia Levin, 141, who tied for fourth individually. Anna Gleixner, 145, tied for 13th; Becky Sharp, 146, tied for 15th; Emilie Simmons, 154, tied for 37th and Rachel Welker, 156, tied for 44th.
Nicki Henry playing as an individual shot 158 and tied for 49th.
This year’s team is starting this season with a bang. They opened with a victory in the Four Team Kentucky Regional rivalry last week in Lexington. They finished fourth in this Great Smokies Invitational, which was six spots higher than last year’s 10th place.
They have gotten off to a faster start than last year’s OVC Championship team.
I’m sure coach Mike Whitson is busting his buttons.
Keep it going, sweet swingers!
CBS announcer Dave Feherty said at Augusta, “It’s just a glorious day. The only way to ruin a day like this would be to play golf on it.”
A kind word is like a spring day — Russian Proverb.
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Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.