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Nathan Hutchinson

The Indians put together a pair of very solid rounds this past weekend at the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association All-State Championship.

Taylor County, though, posted two simply spectacular performances.

The Cardinals (561) shot rounds of 273 and 288 to blow away a field of the top squads in Kentucky. Taylor County finished at -15, beating out Madison Central by 30 strokes for the titles.

The Indians (591) had rounds of 291 and 300 in the two-day event.

Lexington Christian Academy (595) was third and Trinity (604) was fourth.

Taylor County had the top three individual finishers as well.

Bruno Galling (67, 66) shot a -11, 133. Luke Coyle (65, 70) finished at -9, 135 and Seth Smith shot a -5, 139.

Central’s Warren Thomis (-2, 142) tied for fifth after shooting 71 on both days.

Central’s Braydon Bond and Clay Pendergrass (+6, 150) tied for 26th. Radney Bales tied for 36th (+8, 152) and Mason Hamrick (+10, 154) was 44th.

The event was held on two days on two courses.

The field included only the top 16 teams in Kentucky, based on the current KGCA state point standings.

The teams played at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown on Saturday, then moved to the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington on Sunday.

Taylor County shot a -15 in the opening round and had an 18-stroke lead over Central.

Thomis had eight birdies over the two days. On Saturday, the junior birdied No. 5, 14 and 15 and had bogeys on No. 10 and 16.

Pendergrass shot 75 in both round.

The senior was two-under through 10 on Sunday after birdies on No. 2, 6 and 7 and 10. However, he had bogeys on four-straight holes before a birdie on 18.

Bond shot a 71 in the first round and had a +7, 79, on Sunday. He had five birdies on Saturday and only two on Sunday.

Bales had a 77 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday. He had seven birdies — including four in the first round.

Bales had rounds of 75 and 77, which including seven birdies.

Hamrick had a 74 on Saturday and an 80 on Sunday. The senior had four birdies in the final round, but had four double bogeys and three bogeys.

Central is set to return to action Wednesday at the Region 9 Tournament, which is being held at Kearny Hill in Lexington.

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