In their last tournament before the region golf tournament, the Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats golf team won the overall team title at the Christian County Invitational at Western Hills Golf Course on Saturday.
With three players shooting their personal best 18-hole scores, they scored a team total of 364. Freshman Conleigh Wilson, who shot an 86 and was tied for second, led the team. Due to a scorecard playoff, she finished third.
"I was pretty proud of myself for being tied for second, but I actually lost in a scorecard playoff and got 3rd, which was a bummer. Still, I was just glad I played well enough to help our team come in first, especially for the seniors," Wilson said. "My putting gave me some trouble and it was hard to factor in the wind, but my long game was really working well which was helpful, along with having a blast with the other two girls I played with too! I've been putting in a lot of extra practice lately trying to get prepared for region at Crosswinds. I had a 38 there a couple of weeks ago in a nine-hole match, so my confidence about that course is up right now. Hopefully I can keep improving and help the team."
Personal best scores were also accomplished by seniors Anne Reid Forshee with an 89, Hannah Clark with a 94 and Chloe Mylor with a 95. Junior Maddie Hall chipped in with a score of 108 and senior Meredith Raby rounded out the scoring with a 113.
"It was the longest tournament we played in because the pace of play was extremely slow but I thought I played good about half of the tournament," Clark said. "But I had an amazing day with my amazing friends and teammates. I can't wait to play at the region but it could be our last tournament together."
"It was a great day at Western Hills," Lady Cats head coach Sarah Dinwiddie said. "They all played really well and a few of them had personal best scores. It was great to get that tournament win and bring back a trophy to the school and momentum going into the week before region. Everything is starting to fall into place and the girls can see the hard work paying off. I'm looking forward to seeing more low scores on the 30th at Crosswinds."
The Lady Cats are preparing for Monday's region golf tournament at Crosswinds Golf Course in Bowling Green. With the new rules implemented by the KHSAA, only the region championship team and the top seven individuals that are not on the winning team will qualify for the Leachman/Buick/GMC/Cadillac State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club on Oct. 8-9.