Mattie Neeley led the way as the Madison Central girls golf team opened the season with an outstanding performance Friday at the Shelby County Invitational in Shelbyville.

Neeley took the individual title and two other players finished with scores in the 70s as the Lady Indians took second in a field of 20 teams.

Central had a team score of 308 and finished just three shots behind Lexington Christian Academy (305).

Neeley, a senior who has verbally committed to Eastern Kentucky University, was the only player in the field to finish under par. She shot a -1, 71 and claimed the title by one stroke over two players.

Central's Reagan Clark shot a 73 and finished tied for fourth.

Central's Elizabeth Eberle finished with a score of 79. Katherine Taylor shot an 85 and Claira Ramsey posted a score of 87.

Sacred Heart finished third with a team score of 315.

Model Laboratory also opened the season on Friday in Shelbyville.

The Lady Patriots shot a 375 and finished 15th.

Lydia Harrel led the way for Model, shooting a 76. Allie Shaffer had an 85.

Natalie Knecht had a score of 101 and Amelia Harrel shot a 113. Both are seventh-graders who were playing in their first 18-hole varsity tournament.

Eighth-grader Kylie Pirtle fired a 114.

The Lady Indians and Lady Patriots are set to return to action Monday in the Model Invitational at the University Club at Arlington in Richmond.

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