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Lady Knights fall to Adair

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By Jesse Osbourne

After narrowly losing to Adair County by five strokes at Rosewood Golf Course, the Marion County Lady Knights were looking for revenge Thursday at Adair County's home course.

Adair County was too strong for the Lady Knights at home and dispatched the visitors 178 to 192.

"It seems as though we are struggling at some of the matches," girls golf Head Coach Danny McFall said. "We will continue to practice and hopefully improve. Some of the girls are struggling with their drives and others with their chipping and putting. We will work on those skills throughout the coming weeks. We hope to perform much better at the Heartland and at the regional."

Hayley Abell had a strong showing with a 40. Olivia Carrico was the next best Lady Knight with a 48. Amy Brown was close behind with a 49. Taylor Howard finished with a 55, rounding out the top four scores for the Lady Knights. Brianna Reynolds shot a 56 and Emma Thompson had a 63.

Adair County had two hot hands in Natalie Sneed and Ashley Goodin, who shot 40 and 41 respectively.

In other recent matches, the Lady Knights won three straight and had a decent showing at the Kentucky Invitational Tournament, one of the most exclusive in the state.

On Aug. 31 against Bardstown at home, the Lady Knights won by forfeit as Bardstown only had three players to show. The Lady Knights shot a 204.

Carrico shot a 48 while Abell and Brown shot 49's. Reynolds shot 56 and Thompson had a 64.

On Aug. 25 the Lady Knights defeated Washington County due to forfeit as well. Washington County only suited up three players due to injuries. The Lady Knights shot a season low 168 at Lincoln Homestead State Park.

Carrico scorched the course for a 35 while Abell shot a 40. Brown shot a 43 while Taylor Howard had a 50. Thompson shot a 60 and Reynolds had a 69.

On August 22 at the KIT in Russell County the Lady Knights finished with a team score of 384 and landed in the middle of the field after all scores were final.

McFall praised the efforts of Lydia Gumm of North Hardin, who shot a remarkable 66 for the lowest individual score of the tournament.

Brown and Abell shot respectable 86's and Carrico turned in a 94. Howard and Thompson were neck and neck with 118 and 119 respectively.

Finally, on August 20 the Lady Knights defeated Washington County 179 to 234 at Rosewood Golf Course.

Brown and Abell were hot, shooting 38 and 39 respectively. Carrico had a 47 and Brianna Reynolds had a 53. Howard was close behind with a 55 and Thompson trailed with a 59.

The Lady Knights travel to Lawrenceburg to play in the Joy Invitational on Saturday. On Monday they travel to Green County top play in the Heartland Conference tournament.