Seniors compete in All-Star Tournament

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By Jessica Veatch and Josh Veatch

Three Marion County High School senior golfers were selected to participate in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association Senior All-Star Tournament held at Heritage Hills Golf Club in Shepherdsville Saturday. Seniors Amy Brown, Olivia Carrico, and Joseph Elder were selected to the teams based on their performance on the course throughout the season and from coach’s recommendations. Eighty two players were selected, 42 boys and 40 girls.
Amy Brown finished in the middle of the pack after shooting a 94 in a round consisting of five pars. Olivia Carrico had a tough go of it, shooting a 114 with one par. Joseph Elder was the bright spot for the Marion County golfers.  Elder finished in a three-way tie for fifth place by shooting an impressive 81, just four strokes off the lead.  Elder’s round consisted of one birdie, eight pars, eight bogies, and one double bogey.
“It was a great honor for all three to play in this first time event,” Head Coach Chad Spalding said. “Kentucky high school golf is producing a tremendous amount of talented players and for these three to be selected was a great achievement.”
Spalding went on to comment about the collegiate exposure these three got by playing in this event.
“It was good for them to play in a setting in front of many college coaches,” Spalding said. “All three will have a chance to play at the next level.”