Vikings are sole survivors among Region 1 qualifiers at state golf championship
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By David Green

Tribune-Courier Sports

BOWLING GREEN -- Marshall County junior Travis Griffith shot an 85 in the first round of the boys' state golf championship Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club, falling short of making the cut for today's second 18-hole round.

The tourney was over early for all the Region 1 qualifiers except St. Mary, which was second in team standings with Nick Thompson tied for the individual lead after play ended Tuesday.

Calloway County narrowly missed the 12-team cut, the Lakers' 337 just three strokes behind No. 12 Daviess County.

Griffith qualified for the state tourney as an individual by shooting a 76 in last week's regional tournament at Silos Golf Course in western McCracken County. Chad Bebehani of Heath and Austin Woodward of Livingston Central were the other individual qualifiers.

Bebehani of Heath, who tied St. Mary's Nick Thompson and Matt Zakutney for individual honors in the regional with a 73, carded an 82 Tuesday.

Woodward also ended his tourney run Tuesday with an 88.

Region champ St. Mary ranked second with a 312 score. Defending champion Lexington Christian was in front at 306 when final round play began this morning.

Thompson was tied for the lead in individual standings with Stephen Stallings of Louisville St. Xavier. Both shot an even-par 72 in the first round.

St. X won the team championship in 2009 and 2010.

Marshall County's Lady Marshals and region champion Calloway County will begin play in the girls' championship on Friday.

Emma Talley of Caldwell County, medalist in last week's regional at Mayfield-Graves Country Club, is seeking her third state championship title in four years. She won as a freshman in 2008 and as a junior last year.

Green County has won the team championship the past two years.
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