On Saturday, 212 boys and girls from all across the state teed it up at Arlington and Gibson Bay in the All “A” Classic.

At Arlington, 112 boys took to the links in quest of the championship. Stepping into the winners circle at the end of the day was the Paducah St. Mary team with a very-good 302 score. Sammy Thompson led the team with a great 3-under par 69, which was also the low individual score for the day. You da man, Sammy!

Three of his teammates also had scores in the seventies.

Two teams tied for second place with scores of 313. They were Bath County and Russellville. Logan Hogge was the low golfer for Bath County with a 71, and Oliver Townsend was tops for Russellville with a 72. Fourth place honors went to Lexington Christian Academ,y with a score of 321. Scott Barnhart was low man with a 75.

In the individual competition the winners were — first, Sammy Thompson, 69; second, David Snyder, 70; third, Logan Hogge, 71 and fourth, Grayson Bills and Oliver Townsend, 72. Great golf guys!

At Gibson Bay, 94 young ladies teed it up on a beautiful day for golf. Mounting the podium after all the shots were fired was the team from Green County with a winning score of 308. Kate Larimore led the way with a fine 69. Teammate Cassidy Scantland had a 71. Wow!

Second place honors went to Glasgow with 317. Kylia Forsbee was low with a 73. Third place was Sayre with a 338. Allison Hancock was low with 73.

The individual results were: tie for first with a 69 — Kate Larimore (Green County) and Paige Gooch (Beechwood); second Cassidy Scantland, 71 (Green County); third, Allison Hancock, 73 (Sayre); fourth, Kylia Forsbee, 76 (Glasgow).

Two girls from Model were entered in the individual competition. Stef Giacchini shot 83 and tied for 11th. Rebecca McPherson had 94 and tied for 22nd. Congratulations, girls.

Some of these teams in the Class A schools play top-notch golf and could give the bigger schools a serious run for their money. My hat’s off to all you future champions.

Remember: Play golf – live longer.

Jan Barnes wins ladies’ title at MCC

Sweet-swinging Jan Barnes won the Ladies Club Championship at the Madison Country Club last Saturday. She shot a nice 81 to notch the win. Runner-up Amanda Stepp took second with an 83. The first flight winner was Shannon Pendergrass, who nosed out Coy Perkins for the win. The third flight winner was Lynn Lainhart and Wendy Winters was second.

After play, the ladies adjourned to the Paddy Wagon for a celebratory lunch. Prizes will be given at their annual banquet Tuesday night. Thanks to the Cheering Squad, Missy Smith, Amy Palmer and Sharon Eden, the ladies did not go thirsty!

Big Brothers Big Sisters golf at Gibson Bay

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Jason Eberle and his staff conducted their annual golf camp for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Club.

They were ably assisted by Kelli Stewart and Candice French (BBBS), Tyler Caviness and Ross Lingenfelder from the Professional Golf Management Program at EKU and Kohl’s staff.

There were 17 kids in attendance. The first day, the kids were split into small groups and taught how to chip, putt, basic swing and etiquette. The second day, they went to the short course and played the real game.

At dinner following play, Josh Merkel, EKU men’s basketball assistant coach and a Big Brother from Daniel Boone Elementary, brought EKU senior forward Josh Taylor to help speak to the kids about working as a team, working hard to achieve goals and working hard on school work along with sports and things you enjoy.

This camp provides the kids the opportunity to try their hand at a game they may never have played. It was a learning experience not only for the kids but also the students at EKU in the PGM Program.

Kelli Stewart BBBS extends her thanks to Jason Ebele for coordinating the event, to Jeanie Strong for providing the dinner, to Bechtel Parsons for raising funds to pay for the camp, to Bluegrass Kiwanis Club for donating the clubs used for the camp and to Kohl’s staff and PGM for their lessons to all the kids.

It was a great team effort for a very worthwhile cause. You all are great! Mahalo to Kelli Stewart for this information.

Upcoming events

Sept. 19-20 at the BGAD — Clarence Fain Memorial men’s invitational tournament. The $125 entry fee includes 18-hole practice round (cart not included), 36-hole tournament (pre-flight by handicap), cart for the tournament, steak dinner and dance for you and guest, free refreshments, great prizes. For info, call 779-7222, 779-6622 or 779-6464.

Sept. 26 at The Bull — the Joseph Stephens Golf Scramble. Proceeds to benefit the EKU Foundation. Entry fee is $100 for a single golfer or $400 per team. Entry fee includes golf, cart, beverages and dinner. For info, call 859-582-4139.

Final thought

A good rule for going through life is to keep the heart a little softer than the head. John Graham

Until next time…live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.

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