LEXINGTON -- Madison Central boy's golf coach Kyle Congleton knows he probably has one of the youngest teams in the state.

"We don't even have a kid who is old enough to drive," Congleton said.

The Indians are inexperienced, but they have plenty of talent, though.

"We feel like we are going to be right up there with the top teams in the state," Congleton said.

Central opened the season Friday on the same course with some of the top teams in the state.

The Indians shot a +23, 311, and finished fourth at the Lafayette Five Star Classic at Picadome in Lexington.

St. Xavier (292) took the title by 10 strokes over Trinity, while Taylor County (+16, 304) was third.

Central finished fourth last year at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Meet.

The Indians, however, have only two players back from that team -- Cooper Eberle and Clay Pendergrass.

Central's starting lineup on Friday was made up of three sophomores, a freshman and an eighth-grader.

And the youngest player on the team had the lowest score.

Warren Thomis, a transfer from McCracken County, shot a +3, 75, and tied for 10th place.

Eberle shot a +6, 78, and finished tied for 21st.

Pendergrass and Gavin McKune both posted scores of +7, 79, and tied for 26th.

Blake McGinn shot a +11, 83, and tied for 47th.

Henry Lane of Lafayette took the individual title, winning in a three-player playoff.

The young Indians are ready to once again take to the course with some of the top teams in the state. Central is set to take on another loaded field at the Taylor County Invitational today in Campbellsville.

"We are young and inexperienced, but talented" Congleton said. "The sky is the limit."

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