Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Sports

July 31, 2012

Lady Scottie Golf Invitational

Glasgow girls finish second, BCHS takes seventh

GLASGOW — All during the preseason, Glasgow High School Girls’ Golf Coach Kellie Lee has been reiterating to her players the importance of managing their way through a round of golf. Not only is it important to hit the ball long off the tee, to chip well and to be able to read the greens, but it is also important, Lee stresses, to know when to hit what club as you play each individual hole.

Well, Lee’s coaching philosophy seems to be paying off as the Glasgow girls finished second Monday in their own Lady Scottie Golf Invitational at the Glasgow Golf and Country Club.

“I thought the girls managed the course well,” said Lee. “We hit our greens in regulation. I was really proud of them.”

Glasgow finished second with a team total of 321, 10 strokes behind winner Allen County- Scottsville.

Lexington Henry Clay finished third at 325, while South Warren and Russell County finished in a tie for fourth with identical 342s. Taylor County was sixth with a 343 and Barren County finished seventh at 374. Greenwood High School had 377 and Bowling Green rounded out the scoring with a 404.

Glasgow’s ‘Big 3,’ juniors Emily Alexander, Ashton Foushee and Taylor Phelps, led the way for the Lady Scotties.Alexander was low with a 74, while Foushee shot 77 and Phelps was just four strokes back at 81. Katie Jones was the fourth Glasgow player to post a score. She shot 89. Emmalee Lawrence had a 95.

“I was really pleased with what I saw out there today,” Lee said. “We performed well, but we do need to do some work on our short game. But I was proud of how we played.”

Barren County High School coach Jill Kinslow, even though it was the Trojanettes’ first match of the season, said she was a little disappointed with how her team played because she believes they can play much better.

“I think, because it was the first match of the year, we were a bit nervous,” Kinslow explained. “We really struggled with our putting. We had several three- and four-putt greens.”

Kylie Withrow led the Trojanettes with a 90 over the 18 holes. Emmory Shipley and Lyn Dawsyn Steenbergen followed up with identical 94s. Mikayla Wyatt had a 96 and Amber Jewell shot a 97.

“I think the girls put a lot of pressure on themselves and that affects their play,” Kinslow said. “I told them today they were good and that they just needed to relax and go play golf.”

Kinslow said she thought a great deal of practice over the next few weeks will be devoted to the short game.

“We really need to get out and practice our short game,” Kinslow said. “But, with our busy schedule it is hard to find some time to practice.”

The Lady Scotties will have a few days off before participating in the Taylor County Invitational on Saturday, while the Trojanettes will host Grayson County on Tuesday at Barren River State Park Golf Course.

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