Even though his team won the District 15 Girls’ Golf Championship by 11 strokes Wednesday afternoon at the Scottsville Country Club, Glasgow High School head coach Jonathan Belcher was still a little disappointed. He expected the Lady Scotties to post even better rounds than they did.
The Glasgow girls took the overall title with a 169 over nine holes with Allen County at 180 and Barren County at 184. Monroe County finished fourth with a 190.
“We didn’t play well at all,” said Belcher. “We played horrible. I know that and they do, too. We made way too many mistakes. I am not sure why, we just didn’t play well.”
Blair Dennison led the Lady Scotties with a round of 40. Emily Alexander and Ashton Foushee shot identical 42s and Taylor Phelps carded a 45. Courtney Swindle rounded out the scoring for Glasgow with a 47.
Barren County girls’ coach Jill Kinslow was not very happy Wednesday, either. She believed the Trojanettes’ outing in the district competition was not up to par.
“We should have done much better than we did today,” said Kinslow. “We need to be more consistent, but that is very difficult to teach.”
Taylor Moore led Barren County with a 42, just two strokes ahead of Amber Jewell. Kylie Withrow shot a 46 over the nine holes with Lyn-Dawson Steenbergen at 52 and Emmory Shipley at 53.
In the boys competition, Allen County came out on top with a 149 team total. Glasgow finished third after a playoff with Monroe County. Both teams fired a 155. Barren County finished fourth overall with a 167.
“This tournament was probably the first tournament all year where we have put four consistent scores on the board,” said Glasgow boys’ coach Mike Harris. “I think we left a lot of shots out on the course. And I would have to say we didn’t finish the last three holes as a team like we wanted to...and that’s where the tournament was won.”
Steely Harris fired a 37 to lead the Scotties in scoring. Cameron Branham and Chase Landrum each carded 39s and John Thomas Rogers posted a 40. Dalton Fant shot 45.
“We chose a bad time to have a bad round,” said Barren County boys’ coach Robert Bauer. “We have no excuses, it was just a poor performance. We didn’t hit the shots and make the putts when we needed to.”
Matt Turner led the Trojans with a round of 40 over the nine holes. Chase Nunn and Nathan Layton fired 42s and Clay Simmons shot 43. Mark Shipley rounded out the scoring for Barren County with a 44.