CALVERT CITY – Marshall County turned in a shining performance in the school’s invitational golf tournament Saturday at Calvert City Country Club, with the Lady Marshals taking first place among girls’ entries with low team score for all entries, girls and boys.
Sophomore Bailey Tyree blistered the course with a 4-under-par 68, only one stroke behind boys medalist Lance Davis of Graves County, and the Lady Marshals ran away to victory by 60 shots, 299 to 359, over runner-up Hopkinsville.
Cayce Hendrickson also came in under par with a 70.
The Marshals, led by Peyton Porter’s 77, were fourth. Porter finished just outside the top 10 in individual standings.
Lady Marshals coach Vince Doom, commenting that his Lady Marshals “are playing very well,” was pleased.
“I think all of the tournaments that we have played and the competition has really helped us stay focused,” Doom said. “Bailey, Charlstyn [Beard] and Hallie [Riley]had personal bests on Saturday and I am very proud of them.”
Beard shot a 75 and Riley an 88. Devan Doss was fourth among the five Marshall County golfers with an 86.
The Marshal boys carded a 315 team score. Conner Jones and D.J. Pigg were close behind Porter with rounds of 78 and 79, respectively, and Quinn Eaton and Garrett Howell also were not far off the pace with scores of 81 and 82.
Graves edged McCracken County for the team title, 300-304. Hopkinsville took third just two strokes ahead of Marshall County, and Trigg County rounded out the top five.
Marshals coach Brent Lovett was pleased with the tournament outcome.
“Graves and McCracken have been the teams to beat all year and I feel that we are capable of playing with both of them,” Lovett said. “All five of our players on the first team were within five shots of each other and I’m hoping our depth will pay off at regionals.”
Lovett noted that the Marshals B team had some strong performances.
“It was some of these guys’ first 18-hole event and they played very well,” he said.
In other action last week, the Lady Marshals fell in a head-to-head contest with the region’s leading team, Calloway County, at Oaks Country Club in Murray on Thursday.
Cayce Hendrickson led the Lady Marshals (160) with a 36, 3 strokes behind the Lady Lakers’ Anna Hack.
The Marshals were third in a quad match at the Oaks, with Massac County (Ill.) defeating Calloway 163-179. Marshall County carded a 184 and Hickman County was fourth at 201.
Tyler Powell shot 42 to pace the Marshals.
THIS WEEK: The MCHS girls and boys opened the schedule by taking on Trigg County at Boots Randolph Golf Course in Cadiz on Monday. Both squads travel to Mineral Mounds Golf Course in Eddyville to play Lyon County and Livingston Central today and vist Paxton Park for a match with Paducah Tilghman on Thursday.
Christian Fellowship will also take on Lyon County at Mineral Mounds on Thursday and travels to Deer Lake Golf Course in Salem to take part in the Crittenden County Invitational on Saturday.