Youth golfers from Madison County continue to put together very impressive performances in regional and state-wide events.
Warren Thomis of Richmond competed in the Bluegrass Golf Tour Junior Match Play event last weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Old Bridge Country Club in Danville.
He won his age group (boys 15-18 B) and advanced to the overall shootout.
Thomis shot a -1, 35, in the stroke-play part of the tournament, which was tied for second place. In the match play portion of the event, he posted a 2-1 record.
He defeated Kobe Ingram of Danville (4 up) and Aidan Brown of Peewee Valley (1 up) before losing to Clay Anderson of Russell Springs (1 up).
Thomis moved on the overall shootout and came up with a pars on the first two holes to stay alive. The playoff went to a chipoff to see who would move on to the final.
Thomis advanced, but Luc Kelty of Louisville won the title with a 12-foot birdie on No. 9.
Several local golfers took part in the Bluegrass Golf Tour's Combo Region #4 last week.
The first round took place Thursday at Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead, while the final round took place Friday at the Winchester Country Club.
Madison Central golfer Lydia Harrell took the title in the girls 15-18 year-old division. She shot a 77 in the opening round to build a seven-shot lead.
Harrell posted a +12, 85, on Friday.
She beat out Emma Spencer of Georgetown by 13 strokes for the title.
Amelia Harrell took second place in the girls 14-and-under division. She shot a 102 on Thursday and a 101 on Friday to finish with a +59, 203. Channing Hagen of Lexington (+38) won the age group.
Berea's Jake Hajjar finished third in the boys 12-14 year-old division. He shot an 86 on Thursday and a 91 on Friday.
Richmond's Radney Bales only competed in the second part of the combo regional.
On Friday, he shot a +3, 91, at the Winchester Country Club. That was the lowest round of the day in the boys 11-12 year-old division.
At the Bluegrass Golf Tour event last Wednesday at the Old Bridge Country Club in Danville, two local golfers claimed titles.
Hajjar was the winner in the boys 12-14 year-old age group. He shot a +10, 81, beating out Jace Patrick of Winchester by one stroke.
In the girls 12-and-under division, Mollie Neeley shot a +11, 46. She beat out Annalise Randles of Lexington by 15 strokes.
It was the first-ever tournament for Neeley, who is the younger sister of Central graduate and future EKU golfer Mattie Neeley.