Marshall County’s Lady Marshals golf team claimed their second state championship title Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club by a 38 stroke margin after shooting a record-setting two-day 306-308 — 614.
On top of that feat, 8th grader and reigning Miss Kentucky Golf Trinity Beth finished as state runner-up to Bullitt East’s Macie Brown with a 1-under par second round Wednesday for her 75-71-146 score.
After carding five bogeys in Tuesday’s opening round, Beth found her groove and made only two Wednesday with three birdies to solidify her final standing.
Beth’s 2-over score edged First Region champ Cathryn Brown of Lyon County by a stroke.
Marshall’s team score beat the previous team record of 615 from 2013, set by Sacred Heart. The Lady Marshals shot 619 last year to win state.
Senior Megan Hertter shot 9-over (153) to finish in ninth place with a 77-76 tournament. Fellow senior Savannah Howell carded 11-over 155 for 11th place with her 75-80 rounds.
Freshman Katie Roberts shot 81 Wednesday to card a 16-over 160 to tie for 18th, and 7th grader Cecilia Ray shot 79-90-169 for 25-over and a tie for 46th.
Madison Central was team runner up with a 652, followed by Sacred Heart’s 664, Madisonville-North Hopkins’ 674, and Cooper at 690.
McLeod finishes in Top 20
Marshall County senior Camdyn McLeod finished his high school golf career with a Top 20 finish in the KHSAA State Boys Golf Championship Saturday. McLeod finished in a tie for 19th place with his two-day 77-74--151 total.
That finish tied him with First Region winner Rocco Zakutney of St. Mary. Their finish was the best among First Region golfers in the state tournament.
On Friday, McLeod had five bogeys and a double bogey paired with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 7 and 8 at Bowling Green’s course. On Saturday, he cut his bogeys down to four.
Junior Trey Wall finished tied for 34th with his 81-75--156 tournament. On the first day, Wall struggled with three double-bogeys and four more bogeys while managing just one birdie. In the final round, however, Wall eliminated his doubles to cut six strokes.
Christian Academy of Louisville’s Michael Troutman ran away from the field with his 5-under tally (68-71--139), and his CAL team won the team title as well by a stroke over Madison Central.