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Lady Cats win over Panthers

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By Greg Woods

Playing again without their top golfer, the Henry County Lady Cats rolled past Carroll County on Sept. 4 217 to 247.

Sixth grader Maddie Hensley led the way with a 44. Freshman Cheyenne Clark shot 46, sixth grader Nikki Perkinson shot 62,  and sixth grader Claire Young shot 65. Playing but not figuring in the team scoring were sixth graders Haley Peyton and Tori Williams, who shot 66 and 72 respectively.

 “MacKenzie (Peyton) sat out again yesterday to give the younger girls more experience,” coach William Peyton said. “Everyone is continuing to improve. The conference tournament is next Tuesday and we will participate as a team. It will be the first time for some of the girls to play 18 holes.”

On Saturday, Sept. 1, MacKenzie Peyton participated in the prestigious Gene Hilen Memorial Invitational at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort. Peyton faced the top golfers in the state and shot 77, which was good for 8th place in the field of 105 girls.

Lydia Gumm, the top ranked girls golfer in the state, tied with Jordan Webb of Shelby County and won on the first playoff hole.

“Kenzie played well on the front nine and was tied with Gumm, who is committed to Florida State next year, and Megan Kinney who is committed to UK next year, at 36 on the front nine,” coach Payton said. “She didn’t putt well and slipped to 41 on the back nine for a 77.”