8.16 girls golf

The Madison Central girls golf team claimed its first team tournament title with a dominating performance on Saturday in Mt. Sterling.

The Lady Indians shot a 300 — 23 shots better than second-place Henry Clay — at the Montgomery County Invitational. Central had three players place in the top four in the individual standings.

Claira Beth Ramsey took her second title with the season with a +1, 72. Katherine Taylor was third with a +3, 74, and Elizabeth Eberle was fourth with a score of 75.

Grant County's Maddi Hudson (73) took second place.

Central's Haley Rice shot a 79 and Abi Buchanan fired an 88.

The Lady Indians were tied for sixth in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association rankings that were released on Aug. 12.

The 300 was Central lowest round of the season.

Model places fourth in Scott County

Three Madison County golfers finished near the top of the leaderboard on Saturday at the Scott County Invitational, which was played at Cherry Blossom Country Club.

Model's Nate Feese and Mason Hamrick and Madison Southern's Sam Bingham each shot a +7, 79, to tie for 10th place.

Model shot a team score of 333 and finished fourth in the 22-team field, while Southern shot a 376 and finished 15th.

Model's Caleb Ballard shot a +14, 86 and tied for 35th. Thomas Luxon fired a +17, 89 and tied for 45, while Ryan Kidd shot a +30, 102, and tied for 87th.

Southern's Brett Erslan shot a +26, 98, and tied for 81st. Seth Barker fired a +27 99 and tied for 83rd. Jonah Ferguson shot a +28, 100 and finished 85th, while Blake Simpson shot a +30, 102, and tied for 87th.

Trinity took the team title with a 314. Shelby County and Collins tied for second.

Ethan Loghry claimed the individual title with a -1, 71.

Model is set to return to action Saturday at the Central Kentucky Shootout in Danville.

Madison Southern is set to return to action Monday against Berea Community at the Greens at Churchill (formerly the Berea Country Club).

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