Wildcats host match play against Bowling Green, Greenwood

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' Golf Team (left to right): Dawson Owens, Alex Stewart, Dalton Fiveash, Chase Wilson, Jake Konow and Ben Harris hosted a three team match play meet at the Franklin Country Club last Monday.

The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats golf team hosted a match play meet with the Bowling Green Purples and the Greenwood Gators at the Franklin Country Club.

Using the top four scores only in the match, the Gators won the three team meet with a score of 151 with Franklin-Simpson in second with a score of 158 and Bowling Green with a score of 162.

Sophomore Chase Wilson led the Wildcats with a nine-hole score of 35 with senior Ben Harris and junior Dalton Fiveash each shooting a score of 40. Junior Dawson Owens shot a score of 43 with seniors Alex Stewart firing a score of 44 and Jake Konow with a score of 48.

"We are going to have to play better than what we did in today's match play and at the BGIT," Wildcats head coach Matt Wilhite said. "We played pretty good earlier when we played at Hidden Hills. We're playing in Glasgow's tournament and we'll do some practicing at Hidden Hills instead of playing in another tournament to get us ready for region. Overall, I think it is the mental aspect of the game that we need to improve on, but we'll practice a bunch to get that part down before Oct. 1."

Wilson's score of 35 was the best score among the golfers with Greenwood's Griffin Plumb and Marcello Teixeria each shooting a score of 37.

The Wildcats have more match play events coming up leading up to the regional tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club in Tompkinsville.

With the new rules implemented by the KHSAA, only the winning team and the top seven individual players that are not on the winning team will qualify for the following week's Leachman/Buick/GMC/Cadillac KHSAA Boys' State Golf Tournament which will be hosted at the Bowling Green Country Club. The girls state tournament is Oct. 7-8 while the boys state tournament is Oct. 11-12.

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