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Golf teams face tough week

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By Jesse Osbourne

Both Marion County High School golf teams tee off for the first time this week. Both will be tested and should have a better idea of where they stand.

The girls golf team played at Campbellsville Country Club on Monday against Taylor County and Campbellsville High School. On Thursday they host Green County at Rosewood Golf Course.

"Green County is pretty tough," girls golf Head Coach Danny McFall said. "They were good last year and had some good young players coming on. They beat us both times last year but we'll be much more competitive than we have before. I think we'll be competitive with them."

McFall named Macy McFall as his fifth player going into the week's matches. Macy McFall, Brianna Reynolds and Emma Thompson have been competing for that spot and will continue to be competitive.

The boys golf team will face blue chip talent all week as well.

On Monday they traveled to Danville Country Club to play in the Danville Invitational.

"Besides having some good outside competition, we've got the top teams to beat in the region including Anderson, Clay County, Rockcastle and Mercer County," boys golf Head Coach Freddie Leathers said.

On Wednesday the boys travel to Campbellsville Country Club where they will face Campbellsville and Taylor County. On Thursday they're off to Lincoln Homestead to play Washington County. On Saturday they return to Campbellsville Country Club for the Taylor County Invitational. There they will face a state tournament atmosphere.

The field for the Cardinal Classic, which could essentially be stronger than the state tournament field, includes defending champion St. X, Trinity, Lexington Catholic, Christian Academy of Louisville, Elizabethtown, Greenwood and Bowling Green.  

"I'm looking for a strong showing but in golf anything can happen. Just watch the pros long enough and you can see that. I think we're playing pretty good right now but we could play better. If everybody plays their game we'll be competitive," Leathers said.

Leathers and the team should know where they stand after the first four matches.

"This first week will be a knock down drag out for us," Leathers said.