The Glasgow High School Lady Scotties and the Barren County High School Trojanettes faced pretty tough golf battles over the weekend with Glasgow participating in the Kentucky Invitational Tournament in Russell Springs and the Trojanettes taking part in the Madisonville Invitational.
The Lady Scotties fired a 359 team total to finish 10th out of 18 teams at the prestigious tournament, while Barren County was eighth in the overall team standings in Madisonville.
“It was a tough day,” said Glasgow girls golf coach Kellie Lee, “for the Lady Scotties.”
Emily Alexander led the Glasgow charge with an 84 over 18 holes. Taylor Phelps was four back at 88 and Ashton Foushee fired an 89.
Emmalee Lawrence was next in the scoring with a 98 and Katie Jones wrapped things up for the Lady Scotties, shooting 102 overall.
The Barren County Trojanettes were led in scoring by Amber Jewell with an 86 and Kylie Withrow was just one stroke back at 87. Emmory Shipley followed up with a 105. Lyn Dawsyn Steenberger was next with a 105. Jill Forence closed out the scoring with a 109.
In other prep sports news, the Glasgow Scotties’ soccer team lost in the first round of All “A” State Soccer Tournament, 5-0, to Owensboro Catholic. The loss dropped the Scotties’ record to 1-2-1.
WKU gives walk-on receiver, Neil Wilson, scholarship
BOWLING GREEN — Western Kentucky football coach Willie Taggart took a moment out of preparation for the Hilltoppers' first game to announce a junior walk-on had earned a scholarship.
Taggart on Friday announced that wide receiver Neil Wilson had earned the scholarship with his work on the practice field.
Wilson, a former Monroe County standout, told The Daily News that the scholarship came as a surprise.
The 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound Wilson contributed on special teams during the 2011 season.
Taggert said by awarding scholarships to deserving walk-ons, it keeps that program vital by giving non-scholarship players something to work for on the practice field.