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Lady Cats down Rebels

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HCHS girls golf

By Greg Woods

sports@hclocal.com

The Henry County Lady Cats had a busy week on area golf courses starting Aug. 25 at Sugar Bay in Warsaw where they took on Williamstown and Gallatin County.

Coach William Peyton was pleased that his team played well there because it is the site of this year’s NCKC tournament. Gallatin and Williamstown did not have full teams at the match but the Lady Cats shot one of their lowest totals of the season with a score of 172.

MacKenzie Peyton and Maddie Hensley both shot 35 and Nikki Perkinson carded a 49 while Bayleigh Boyer had a 53. Fifth-grader Cayleigh Peyton shot 65 and Savannah Smith had a 70.

“It was good to get on the course where the NCKC tournament will be held,” Peyton said. “We felt good with our scores.”

HCHS 177 Owen Co. 181

The Lady Cats traveled to Wheatley the following day to take on the Owen County Lady Rebels and won by four strokes. MacKenzie Peyton led the way with another 35 and Hensley had another good round with a 38. Perkinson shot 49 again and Boyer rounded out the scoring with a 55. Smith shot 77 but did not figure in the team score.

Kennedy Dermon was the Lady Rebels’ low scorer with a 39.

“This was a good win for us,” Coach Peyton said. “Owen is one of our top rivals that we have to beat in the NCKC tournament.”

The Lady Cats were back in action at home the next day against Carroll County but the match was called after six holes because of lightening.

Gene Hilen Memorial Tournament

The Lady Cats traveled to Juniper Hills golf course in Frankfort on Saturday to take part in the Gene Hilen Memorial Tournament and came away with their best team performance of the year.

The Cats finished with a team total of 367 to finish 10th in a field of 18 teams. MacKenzie Peyton finished with a 71 that was good for third place in the 89-player field. Hensley shot 84 while Perkinson and Boyer had their best 18-hole scores of the season with a 102 and 110, respectively.

Lily Young of Shelby County took first place with a 69 and Elsa Moberly of Pulaski County was second with a 70.

Sacred Heart won the team title with a sore of 309, Henry Clay was second with a score of 312 and Shelby County was third with a total of 317.

“I was pleased to see the improvement that Nikki and Bayleigh made,” Coach Peyton said.