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August 2, 2012

Challenge Cup

Barren County Trojans retain Cup, beat Glasgow

GLASGOW — The Barren County High School Trojans tightened their grip on the Barren County/Glasgow Golf Challenge Cup even a little bit tighter on Wednesday as the Trojans knocked off Glasgow 6.5 - 5.5  in the final round to retain the Cup for the third consecutive year by an overall score of 13.5 points - 8.5 points.

“I was really pleased with how we played today,” said Barren County coach Robert Bauer. “I saw a lot more consistency today than in the past and it came from more than just my top guys.”

“We got down early and trailed 7-3 heading into today’s match,” explained Glasgow coach Mike Harris. “So we knew going into today that we were going to have to win eight of the 11 matches. And that’s hard to do.”

The Scotties took the early lead on Wednesday as Glasgow picked up two points in the first three matches of the day.

Glasgow’s Chase Landrum knocked off Barren County’s Nathan Layton (2-and-1) and Dalton Fant beat Mark Shipley (1-up). Barren County’s Matt Turner went even with Glasgow’s Steely Harris to make it 7.5 - 5.5.

But Barren County answered big time by winning the next three matches to widen its lead. Andy Highbaugh knocked off Foster Vann (4-and-3), Alex Morgerson beat Glasgow’s Cody Jones (3-and-1) and Garrett Wyatt beat Glasgow’s Bryce Logsdon (4-and-3) to give the Trojans a 10.5-5.5 advantage.

Glasgow’s Michael Harris picked up a 2-and-1 victory over Zac Ross and Thomas Kingrey beat Barren County’s Drake Stephens (3-and-1). Glasgow’s Dylan Lane and Barren County’s Jonathan Brewington finished the round even.

So heading into the final two matches of the round, the Trojans could put the tournament away with wins Wyatt Price and Caleb Rich. BCHS came through and Price beat Trey Doty and Rich knocked off Payne Flatt.

“For the round, we shot a 153 and anytime you’re in the 150s, that’s pretty good,” said Bauer. “I see some of the younger guys pushing the older guys and that’s what we’re going to need.”

“I look at the Challenge Cup as an opportunity to get the guys some experience. It is very good competition early in the year,” said Harris. “And it is a lot of fun. The kids really enjoy it.”

The Glasgow Scotties are off this weekend and won’t be getting back into the competition until Monday, Aug. 6, when they take part in the South Warren Invitational. The Trojans will tee it up again this weekend when Barren County travels to Madisonville.

Barren County will be hosting the District Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Barren River State Park. The tournament is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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Barren County vs. Glasgow