The Henry County Lady Cats golf team hosted the Carroll County Lady Panthers and the Atherton Rebels on Aug. 13 and came away with a victory.
The Lady Cats’ MacKenzie Peyton, who has had a busy season, took the day off to practice and her young teammates were able to pull out a victory without her.
Henry County totaled 229 strokes, while Carroll County shot 243 and Atherton shot 246.
Seventh grader Maddie Hensley led the way with a 40. Freshman Bayleigh Boyer shot a 62, Haley Peyton had a 63 and Nikki Perkinson had a 64 to round out the scoring for the Lady Cats. Claire Young also played and shot 70.
“It was good to get a win with the younger players even though we can play better than we did today,” coach Willie Peyton said.
The team traveled Thursday to Cardinal Hill Golf Course in Trimble County to take on the Lady Raiders and had a narrow 215-218 win.
Hensley led the way again with a 43 and was followed by Perkinson who shot a 48 for the second best score of the day. Kate Staples led the Lady Raiders with a 52.
For Perkinson it was a 16-stroke improvement over the previous match against Carroll County and Atherton.
Boyer and Young shot 62 to round out the scoring for the Lady Cats. Haley Peyton also played and shot 63.
“It was a tough course for our young girls to play on,” Peyton said.
On Saturday the Lady Cats went to Lawrenceburg to play in the Anderson County Invitational.
MacKenzie Peyton had another strong showing with her third runner-up finish in a big tournament this season. Peyton shot 74, five strokes behind the winner, Grace Rose of West Jessamine.
Peyton finished just one stroke ahead of two of her closest regional competitors, Jordan Webb of Shelby County and Kaitlyn Riley of Anderson County. Seventh grader Maddie Hensley shot 84.
Seventh grader Haley Peyton shot a personal best 114, while Nikki Perkinson rounded out the scoring for the Lady Cats with a score of 140. Bayleigh Boyer shot 143 and Clare Young shot 145. Henry County had a team total of 413.
Shelby County won the tournament with a score of 367.
“We still are not where we need to be as a team,” Willie Peyton said. “The course played long for our young players.”