Region 9 Girls Golf Tournament: Muse, Lynn close out season at region

Published 2:20 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

Lincoln County’s Grace Muse and Ally Lynn played their final round of the 2018 season Monday at General Burnside Island State Park Golf Course, finishing play in the KHSAA Girls 9th Region Golf Tournament.

Muse, Lincoln’s lone senior this season, carded a 116 in the 18-hole tournament to lead the Lincoln duo. She shot a 53 on the front nine, but struggled on the back nine, coming in with a 63.

Lynn, a freshman, finished at 131 for her first regional tournament. She had a 62 on the front nine and a 69 on the back nine.

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A third Lady Patriot golfer was scheduled to tee off at region, but eighth-grader Kennedy Stamper had to withdraw due to a medical issue.

Pulaski County reigned as regional champion, earning an automatic state berth with a team score of 366. The Lady Maroons took the win in a playoff, with the runner-up team from Rockcastle County also finishing play with a 366.

Sophomore Brooke Hopkins led Pulaski to the win with an 18-hole score of 88. Anna New, a freshman fired a 90, Macey Broughton, a junior, had a score of 92 and Lauren Worley, also a freshman, had a 96. Maddie Dudley rounded out the Lady Maroons’ five-man team. She had a 131 for the tourney.

Rockcastle’s Autumn King, a junior, tied for the tournament’s medalist award with the day’s low round of 73. Barbourville senior Whitney Messer shared the honor, also shooting a 73.

Rockcastle junior Gracelyn Owens finished with a 90, sophomore Riley Clark had a 93 and sophomore Alexa Bussell turned in a 110 to give the Lady Rockets a 366. Reina Lykins, a freshman, also played in the tourney. Her score was a 111.

As runner-up, Rockcastle automatically advances to next week’s state tournament in Bowling Green.

The four lowest scoring individuals not on state-qualifying teams will also be going onto state. Messer of Barbourville, the co-medalist, grabbed one of those four spots with her 73 and Morgan Owens-Lewis of Williamsburg claimed the second spot with a 77. Kamryn Richardson and Abbie Coffey, members of last year’s champion team Russell County, will make a return trip to state this year, but as individuals. They claimed the final two qualifying spots with rounds of 83 and 85, respectively.