Lady Pat golfers open season with 13-stroke win

Published 1:04 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

STANFORD — The Lincoln County High School girls golf team got its 2018 season off to a successful start Monday afternoon at the Dix River Golf Course, as the Lady Patriots scored a 13-stroke win over the visiting Lady Briar Jumpers of Somerset.

Eighth-grader Kennedy Stamper led the way for the Lincoln girls, carding the team’s low round of 47. Senior Grace Muse carded the team’s second-best score, finishing with a nine-hole round of 51 to help pace the Lady Patriots to a 230 finish on the day.

Ally Lynn followed with a 63 and Katie Beth Smith added a 69 to round out Lincoln’s team scoring.

“I am very proud of the way the girls played,” Lincoln coach Martha Dee Bastin said. “It was our first match of the year and they all performed well. I am very excited for the future of the Lincoln County girls golf program. We are a very young team with lots of talent.”

Devan Neeley tied Stamper for low-round in the match, leading Somerset with a 47. The Lady Briar Jumpers’ number two golfer finished way back of Lincoln’s number two players’ score of 51, as Abby Upchurch finished the match with a 63. Ashton Little shot a 64 for the day and Ava Hurt had a 69 to give Somerset a team score of 243.

Lincoln had eight golfers on course in the match. Those Lady Patriots finishing out of the team scoring were Jaiden Hoover, who shot a 62, Melissa Pendleton, who had a 73, and Kylie Jenkins and Kerrington Stamper, who both finished with a 77.

Somerset had seven players out in the match. Mary Beth Hawk had a 66 in the match, Sara Beth Baker had a 71 and Andrea Perry had a 74.

Lincoln at Eagle’s Nest

The Lincoln girls did not fare as well in a road trip to Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Somerset Tuesday as host Pulaski County cruised to an easy win.

All four of Pulaski’s scoring players finished in the 40’s, led by Brooke Hopkins, who had the day’s low round of 45. Lauren Worley carded a 48 and Anna New and Maci Broughton both shot a 49 for a team score of 191, 55 strokes better than Lincoln.

Kennedy Stamper was once again Lincoln’s top scorer, finishing with a nine-hole score of 56. Ally Lynn turned in a 61, Jaiden Hoover shot a 62 and Katie Beth Smith had a 67 for a team score of 246.

Melissa Pendleton also played for Lincoln Tuesday and she finished with a round of 69.

Lincoln returns to the course on Saturday when the Lady Patriots compete in a multi-team match at Lakewood Golf Course in Russell Springs.