| Louisville Courier Journal
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Aaron Beth knew his Marshall County Excessive Faculty ladies golf staff was the favourite to win this week’s state event and didn’t draw back from the expectations.
“I’d a lot moderately be anticipated to win as a result of meaning you’re one of the best staff in everyone else’s eyes,” Beth mentioned. “I by no means ever need to not have these expectations.”
The Marshals lived as much as the hype Saturday, ending with a two-day staff rating of 619 and dominating the sphere to seize their first-ever title on the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Championships.
On a wet day at Bowling Inexperienced Nation Membership, Marshall County completed with a 39-shot benefit over runner-up South Warren (658). Sacred Coronary heart and Lexington Christian tied for third at 659.
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The person title got here right down to a playoff, with Apollo junior Macey Brown beating out Madison Central sophomore Elizabeth Eberle after each completed at 1-over-par 145. Brown parred the primary playoff gap, and Eberle bogeyed it.
Bullitt East sophomore Macie Brown completed third at 147 and was adopted by the Marshall County duo of seventh-grader Trinity Beth (148) and junior Savannah Howell (149). Shelby County teammates Grace Clark and Isabella Wiley tied for seventh place at 152.
Beth and Howell led a Marshall County squad that received 10 of 11 tournaments it entered this season. The one loss was a second-place end to Lexington Christian on Aug. 8 in Paul Dunbar’s Woman Bulldog Traditional. Trinity Beth, daughter of coach Aaron Beth, missed that event with a neck damage.
Marshall County completed with a staff rating of 314 throughout Friday’s first spherical, taking a six-shot lead over Lexington Christian, and fired a 305 throughout Saturday’s closing spherical.
“I knew we didn’t play our greatest (Friday),” Aaron Beth mentioned. “To come back out and shoot a 305 in the present day was past my expectations. To try this within the state championships in these situations and this climate and the strain they felt, the women had been unbelievable.”
Together with top-10 particular person finishes from Beth and Howell, Marshall County bought stable tournaments from junior Megan Hertter (tied for sixteenth, 157), eighth-grader Katie Roberts (thirty seventh, 163) and sophomore Elsie Riley (tied for 69th, 180).
Aaron Beth, who performed school basketball at Vanderbilt and likewise is the pinnacle coach of Marshall County’s ladies basketball staff, took little credit score for the golf staff’s success.
“The golf advanced is a large asset for us in Paducah,” he mentioned. “All of them have their very own swing coaches. I’m a basketball coach, however I’m awfully excited to be a golf coach proper now.”
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Sacred Coronary heart was in fourth place after Friday’s first spherical and made a run Saturday for second place earlier than ending one shot behind South Warren.
Junior Abigail Sutherland led the Valkyries with a Twelfth-place end at 154.
“We bought off to a tough begin (Friday) with a few children who’d by no means performed within the state event and had a variety of shakes on the primary tee,” Sacred Coronary heart coach Mackenzie Moir mentioned. “I’m simply happy with the staff for the entire season.”
Bullitt East’s Brown was the highest finisher from the Louisville space and might need received the occasion if not for one unhealthy gap Friday, when she five-putted the par-4 No. 16 gap and completed with a quadruple bogey.
Brown posted one of the best spherical of the day Saturday with a 2-under 70 and made amends at No. 16 with a birdie.
“The principle distinction was my wedge pictures had been lots higher, leaving me lots nearer to the pin,” she mentioned of Saturday’s spherical. “I simply stayed extra on my course of in the present day with my course administration. … It was not so good as I needed it to be, however I’m happy with myself for not giving up the second day and doing one of the best I can.”
Bullitt East coach Larry Steinmetz mentioned Brown confirmed her poise by bouncing again from Friday’s 5-over 77 within the first spherical.
“That’s what championship golf is about,” he mentioned. “You simply rub off a nasty day and go do your factor the subsequent day. When you’d have advised me she’d shoot 2-under in the present day in these moist situations, I’m unsure I might have believed you.”
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Ladies golf state championships
At Bowling Inexperienced Nation Membership, par-72
Staff scores – 1. Marshall County 619; 2. South Warren 658; 3. (tie) Sacred Coronary heart, Lexington Christian 659; 5. Cooper 678; 6. Madisonville-North Hopkins 684; 7. (tie) Meade County, Grant County 720; 9. Pulaski County 724; 10. Anderson County 766; 11. Ashland Blazer 795; 12. Estill County 917.
Prime people – 145 – x-Macey Brown (Apollo), Elizabeth Eberle (Madison Central); 147 – Macie Brown (Bullitt East); 149 – Trinity Beth (Marshall County); 150 – Savannah Howell (Marshall County); 151 – Religion Martin (South Warren); 152 – Grace Clark (Shelby County), Cathryn Brown (Lyon County), Isabella Wiley (Shelby County); 153 – Grace Walker (Christian Academy), Abbie Lee (Glasgow); 154 – Abigail Sutherland (Sacred Coronary heart); 155 – Izzy Christy (Paintsville), McKenna Stahl (South Warren); 156 – Emma Harmon (Greenwood); 157 – Madison Borders (Thomas Nelson), Hailey Coleman (North Hardin), Megan Hertter (Marshall County), Kaitlyn Zieba (Madisonville-North Hopkins); 158 – Alexis Daniel (Thomas Nelson).
x-won playoff for particular person title