The Lady Indians were extremely disappointed with the way they played on Monday at the Model Lady Patriot Invitational.

But, they were determined not to let performance have a lasting affect as they took to their home course against some of the top teams in the state.

"We had a really good, what we call, Jesus Moment this morning," Madison Central senior Mattie Neeley said. "Mrs. Ramsey always talks to us before we play and she just talked about humility. We just always have to stay humble and be thankful for what we get."

After that pep talk, Madison Central got a much better all-around performance.

The Lady Indians shot a +24, 312, and finished second in the Madison Central Invitational at Gibson Bay in Richmond.

Lexington Christian Academy took the team title, shooting a +15, 303.

Great Crossing (+35, 323) was third and Dunbar (+43, 331) was fourth.

Neeley led the way for Central.

After shooting a 78 on Monday, the senior standout fired a +2, 74, and finished tied for third place with LCA's Laney Frye.

Neeley had birdies on No. 7 and No. 14 and played the back nine in an even-par 36.

Olivia Hensley of Boyd County took the individual title with a -2, 70.

Kate Hanni of Ashland shot an even-par 72 and finished second.

Model Laboratory (+90, 378) finished ninth in the 13-team field.

"We wanted to start out slow and let things come to us, instead of forcing the issue," Central coach Tennye Ohr said. "I hope they took those words to heart. I'm glad they got it back together."

Every Central player had a better score on Tuesday than they did on Monday at the University Club at Arlington.

Clara Ramsey and Elizabeth Eberle both shot a +7, 79, and finished tied for 13th.

Eberle had three birdies -- No. 1, No. 10 and No. 16.

Reagan Clark shot a +8, 80, and finished 17th.

Elizabeth Eberle shot a season-low +9, 81, and tied for 18th. She had two birdies, including a two on No. 3.

Central's Haley Price (+29, 101), Abi Buchanan (+32, 104) and Emily Barney (+41, 113) all played as individuals.

Madison Southern's Kasey Cameron shot a +15, 87, and tied for 28th. She had a birdie on No. 7.

Allie Shafer had the top performances for Model Laboratory. She shot a +11, 83, and finished tied for 20th.

Shaffer had one birdie (No. 13).

Model's Lydia Harrel shot a +17, 89, and finished tied for 36th.

Lesley Durr shot a +26, 98, and tied for 56th.

Amelia Harrel shot a +36, 108, and tied for 67th.

Ashini Shah fired a +41, 113, and finished tied for 74th.

Kylie Pirtle finished 79th after shooting a +43, 115, and Selise Forsythe shot a +58, 130, and was 83rd.

Madison Central has opened the season by playing four tournaments in the past five days -- claiming one title and finishing second three times.

The Lady Indians will have some time off before returning to action Saturday at the Dunbar Invitational.

"I think they finally played close to their total ability," Ohr said.


The score of Madison Central's Katherine Taylor from Monday's Lady Patriot Invitational was incorrectly reported in the Richmond Register.

She shot an 87.

The Register appologizes for the mistake.

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