Lady Knights finish third in Heartland

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By Jesse Osbourne

Last week, the Marion County High School girls golf team traveled to Green County for the Heartland Conference tournament and came home with third place.    

Junior Hayley Abell led the way with a 93 while Amy Brown had a 98. Olivia Carrico shot a 100. Brianna Reynolds shot a 119 and Taylor Howard had a 121 to finish out.

Green County, a state tournament contender, won the overall tournament with a team score of 347. Taylor County finished runner up with a 371, 24 strokes behind Green County. Marion County finished with a team score of 410, 11 strokes ahead of fourth place finisher Adair County. Washington County and Campbellsville rounded out the field.

Kate Larimore of Green County took home top individual honors with a 78. Teammate Cassidy Scantland took second with an 84. Taylor County's Ellen Kehoe finished third with a 90.

Marion County followed up their Heartland Conference performance with a win in match play over Nelson County, Anderson County and North Hardin.

Abell scorched the course, finishing with a 39. Brown had a 44 while Carrico finished with 46. Emma Thompson and Reynolds each finished with 60's.

The Lady Knights won the match with a team score of 176. Anderson finished with a 195 and Nelson County had a 199. North Hardin was only able to bring two golfers to the match and did not qualify for a team score.

"Hayley Abell went head-to-head with Lydia Gumm of North Hardin," Head Coach Danny McFall said via email. "Gumm is one of the top rated golfers in the state. Hayley played very well only losing to Gumm by five strokes."

The Lady Knights took on Nelson County at Rosewood on Monday and then traveled to Bardstown on Tuesday to face Bardstown High School. After that match the Lady Knights will be off until the region tournament on Sept. 29 at Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville.