The Greenwood Invitational took place on Monday at the Bowling Green Country Club, the site of the KHSAA Boys and Girls State Golf Tournament, with both Franklin-Simpson boys and girls' teams competing.
It was the boys' second tournament of the season as they improved from their season opening tournament last Friday in Cadiz to how they played Monday's morning session.
They competed against 24 teams and finished tied for 11th with the Allen County-Scottsville Patriot with a score of 332. Junior Dalton Fiveash led the team with a front nine score of 38 with a 37 on the back nine for a score of 75. Sophomore Chase Wilson shot a score of 83 with senior Ben Harris with a score of 85 and junior Dawson Owens with an 89 and Alex Stewart rounded out the scoring with a 104.
"It was a little bit of improvement from Friday's tournament at Cadiz,"Wildcats' head coach Matt Wilhite said. "Chase (Wilson) didn't play as well but everybody improved from Friday and Dalton shot a 75 here so I am proud to see that. We struggled getting off the tee box and inputting too so those are two things to work on. Long way to go before we get to the regional but we didn't have bad scores but just didn't score very well."
Louisville St. Xavier won the team title with a score of 290 as the individual title went to Jackson Hill, from Madisonville-North Hopkins, who won a three player playoff on the first playoff hole.
The Lady Cats followed the morning session of the Greenwood Invitational as they opened the season with their first tournament of the season.
The team shot a score of 424 with freshman Conleigh Wilson leading the team with a front nine score of 47 and back nine score of 49 for a 96. Senior Anne Reid Forshee shot a score of 103 with senior Hannah Clark carding a score 109. Senior Chloe Mylor shot a score of 116 with senior Meredith Raby firing a score of 118.
"It was a good tournament," Lady Cats' head coach Sarah Dinwiddie said. "It was a hot day,a tough course and starting late because of the boys' had a playoff was a big factor for us. It was our first tournament for us and we needed to get the nervousness, the jotters out of the way and this was a good course for us to start the season with the challenges they faced. They came out and gave it their all and we have a lot of stuff to work on and this is the course where everybody wants to be playing on in October so we will work hard towards that goal. I would love to have a team playing here at the state tournament."
Lexington Christian Academy won the individual and team titles as they shot a score of 304 with Laney Frye winning the individual title over her teammate Delia Gibbs on a scorebook playoff hole as both players shot a score of 72.