Claira Beth Ramsey had back-to-back birdies before she overshot the green on the par-3 No. 17 at Gibson Bay on Thursday afternoon in the Lady Indians Invitational.
A bogey dropped her to +2 and into a tie for first place
"I didn't hit (the tee shot) well and that was probably my worst chip shot of the day," Ramsey said. "I was just glad to walk away with a bogey. It was rough. I knew I had to get it back."
She did just that.
Ramsey hit a long tee shot, chipped onto the green and sank about a 20-foot putt on No. 18 that sealed her second individual title of the season. The sophomore shot a +1, 73, and won by one shot over Madison Glission of McCracken County.
That last putt secured the victory, even though Ramsey didn't know it at the time.
"One of my friends told me," Ramsey said. "I had no clue."
Led by Ramsey, the Lady Indians rolled to the team title. Central shot a +37 and finished 35 shots ahead of Clay County. Madison Central's Blue Team (+87) finished third.
Central's Elizabeth Eberle shot a +5, 77, and tied for fourth place, while Amelia Harrel posted a +7, 79, and took sixth place.
Katherine Taylor shot a +14, 86, and was 13th. Abi Buchanan (+17) was 15th and Haley Rice (+21) was 22nd.
Ramsey also claimed the title earlier this month at the Madison Central Invitational, which was also played at Gibson Bay.
The sophomore certainly feels at home at the course.
"Me and Elizabeth (Eberle) both know all the ins and outs," Ramsey said. "We play here all the time. We've seen all the pin locations. We've seen it all. We are very comfortable here."
Things didn't start off too well for Ramsey on Thursday, though.
She had a double bogey on No. 3 and bogeys on No. 4, 5 and 6. After a birdie on No. 9, the sophomore made the turn at +4.
Ramsey also birdied No. 10 and 13 as she surged into the lead.
Eberle birdied a trio of par-3's, including No. 17, but also had two double bogeys (No. 8 and No. 14).
Harrel had a tremendous round. Birdies on No. 10 and No. 13 dropped her to just +3, but she posted double bogeys on No. 14 and 18.
Model's Allie Shaffer shot a +20, 92, playing as an individual.
The Lady Indians claimed their first team title of the season last Saturday in Montgomery County with a program-record score of 300. They collected another championship on Thursday and will look to build on that momentum going forward.
"I'm so proud of them all," Ramsey said. "We've done so very well."
Central's Mackenzie Federspiel shot a +22, 94. Mollie Neeley shot a +28, 100, while Abby Barrett and Haley Federspiel both shot +30, 102.