8.8 golf

Clay Pendergrass put together three very solid rounds earlier in the week against some of the top junior golfers in the country.

On Saturday, the Madison Central standout turned in a championship performance playing with some of the to high school golfers in the state.

The sophomore shot a 67 to claim the individual title at the Battle @ the Bridge, which was held at Old Bridge Golf Club in Danville. Led by Pendergrass, the Indians finished with a team score of 286 and took third.

Trinity (281) took the team title, while St. Xavier (285) was second.

The Indians have participated in five team events this season and have finished third four times.

Cooper Eberle shot a 70 and finished 10th.

Gavin McKune fired a 72, Warren Thomis had a 77 (which snapped a string of four-straight rounds in the 60s), while Jacob Aldridge shot a 90.

Pedergrass did not play in the Madison Central Invitational on Friday at Gibson Bay because he was participating in the Justin Thomas Junior Championship. The three-day event was held at the Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen. 

Pendergrass shot a 70 on both Wednesday and Thursday before posting a 73 on Thursday. His score of 213 (E) tied him for ninth place in the prestigious tournament.

Lady Indians take fourth at Dunbar Classic

Claira Beth Ramsey claimed her first high school individual tournament championship on Tuesday in Richmond.

She challenged for another title again on Saturday at the Dunbar Lady Bulldog Classic in Lexington.

The sophomore had four birdies on the front nine and finished with an even-par 73, which tied her for fourth place.

The event was held at Kearney Hills Golf Links.

Led by Ramsey, Central finished fourth with a team score of +31, 323.

Lexington Christian Academy took the title (295).

Elizabeth Eberle and Katherine Taylor both shot +6, 79, and tied for 20th. Abi Buchanan shot a +19, 92, and finished tied for 52nd, while Haley Rice fired a +21, 94 and tied for 94th.

Model shot a +82, 374, and finished in 11th place in the team competition.

Lesley Durr fired a +12, 85, and tied for 35th. Natalie Knecht shot a +17, 90, Allison Shaffer fired a +18, 91, Faith Meadows shot a 108 and Kyle Pirtle fired a 112.

Madison Central's Blue Team had a total score of 386 and finished 14th.

Molly Neeley shot a 94, Amelia Harrell had a 96, Mackenzie Federspiel shot a 97, Abby Barrett had a 99 and Haley Federspiel shot a 107.

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