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Knights improve in match play

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By Jesse Osbourne

The Marion County High School boys' golf team improved to 4-0 in match play after a week of improvement.

On Monday of last week, the Knights played host to Adair County, Campbellsville and Bardstown in a quad match at Rosewood.

The Knights shot a season low 158 to beat Adair (163), Bardstown (165) and Campbellsville (174).

"I was pleased that we did win," Knights Head Coach Freddie Leathers said. "Campbellsville was coming off winning the All 'A' Class A state championship. They won over the past weekend, so they were feeling good about themselves. To beat Adair was the biggest win. They're a good team in the region."

Joseph Elder led the way for the Knights with a 38 while Brian Loper and Taylor Brady shot 39's. Blair Gorley shot his lowest score of the season with a 42.

"I'm glad to have three people around 38 or 39. Gorley played as good as he has," Leathers said.

Leathers was also pleased with the team scores.

"If you double that (for a full round score), that's a real good score," he said. "We've been at 334. It was our best showing so far. I'm pleased that we're showing improvements because we've got a busy schedule this week. We go to Woodlawn Springs (in Bardstown) this week. It will be interesting to see what we do over there on the road."

The Knights hosted a tri-match with Danville and Campbellsville on Monday at Rosewood. Both teams have shot better than the Knights in tournament play this season.

On Thursday, the Knights travel to Bardstown to play in a tri-match with Nelson County and Washington County at 4 p.m. On Saturday the team travels to Garrard County to play in the Garrard County Invitational.

"This is our third tournament so we'll see what we do over there," he said. "We'll see how we've progressed. It's not a long course but there are holes that demand precision."

Then on Monday, the Knights play host to Bethlehem and Washington County at Rosewood at 4 p.m. Finally on Tuesday, the Knights travel to play Campbellsville at Campbellsville at 4 p.m.

"I had no idea what kind of team we had to start the year," Leathers said. "I felt good about it but I just didn't know what would happen with our four and five man. We're still looking for our four and five man to play good each day. We've got to get our fourth score down to the 80's, preferably in the mid 80's."