DRAFFENVILLE – It was a rough week for the Marshall County boys’ and girls’ teams, who came up short in four matches on two afternoons of golf last week.
The rough spot comes as both teams work their way down to the last handful of matches left before regional competition, scheduled for Sept. 26-27.
The boys’ regional will be contested at Silos Golf Course in western McCracken County, near Kevil.
“We are down to the last couple weeks of the season and we have about seven guys fighting for five spots in the regional tournament,” coach Brent Lovett said.
“Travis Griffith and Corey Lampley have been very solid all season long, consistently scoring around par or a couple shots over ,which will be key as we get into postseason play,” Lovett said.
The girls’ regional is Sept. 27 at Mayfield Graves County Country Club.
Youth is leading the way for coach Bobby Love’s Lady Marshals. Freshman Cayce Hendrickson and eighth-grader Bailey Tyree are the most consistent low scorers.
“Bailey is starting to play the way she is capable of after struggling a little early on,” Love said. “Cayce has been pretty consistent all year.”
Love also singled out sophomore Charlstyn Beard for her play.
“Charlstyn has come on the last couple of weeks and has been contributing as I thought she would,” Love said.
Others identified by Love as team members for the regional tournament include junior Chloe Hendrickson and sophomore Devan Doss.
“The region tournament is two weeks away.,” Love said. “The season comes down to one 18-hole match to reach the team goal of playing in the state tournament. All the other matches are just scrimmages to prepare for this one day.”
The Marshals totaled 169 on Tuesday to St. Mary’s 154, with the Vikings, led by medalist John Edwards’ 36, taking the dual match.
Lampley paced the Marshals with a 40.
On Thursday, Lovett’s squad ended up second in a tri-match on the same course.
Calloway County set the pace with a 150, comfortably ahead of the Marshals’ 167. Hickman County trailed with a team score of 175.
Lampley once again was the leading individual for MCHS, shooting a 38.
The Lady Marshals came in third in a tri-match Tuesday, with Calloway County edging Heath 162-166. The Lady Marshals carded a 172.
Tyree had the top score for Marshall County with a 39.
On Thursday, MCHS was defeated by Calloway in a dual match, with the Lady Lakers combining for a 165 to the Lady Marshal’s 209.
Ashley McKenty’s 48 was the low score for MCHS.