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Martin wins Ladies Invitational over Adcock

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By Tommie Kendall

Louisville’s Krissy Martin has won the Henry County Country Club Ladies Invitational for the second time in three years, finishing three strokes ahead of Eminence’s Carolyn Adcock in a 36-person field last Wednesday afternoon.

Martin finished with a 70 for 18 holes to win the championship flight, while Adcock finished at 73 for second and Joan Waldrup finished at 81 for third. Martin won the Ladies Invitational in 2007, Adcock won it in 2008 and Martin has now won it again in 2009 in the see-saw results. Martin plays at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect.

In the championship flight low-net, which takes into account the players handicap, Marilyn Weaver won with a 66, Kelsey Lewis was second at 68 and Diane Dawson was third at 68.

In the first flight, Camille Heyser won with a 85, Denise Wentz was second at 89 and Melanie Simpson was third at 89. In the first flight low-net, MacKenzie Peyton won with a 67, Leslie Jenkings was second at 68 and Fran Gross was third at 70.

In the second flight, Natalie Britton won with a 95, Sara Kingsolver was second at 97 and Nancy Armstrong was third at 103. And in the second flight low-net, Joanne Williams won with a 66, Jeanie Willard was second at 75 and Theresa Sauter was third at 76.

Up next for the Henry County Country Club, which was established in 1969 as the Henry County Recreation Corp. and is located just north of New Castle, are the Club Championship on July 18 and the Henry County Men’s Invitational on Aug. 22.

As for the players that participated in the Ladies Invitational last week, at least five of them are playing in the State Farm Insurance Women’s Kentucky State Amateur Championships at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown this week. Martin is considered one of the favorites, while Henry County Country Club members Adcock, Melanie Simpson, Tammy Pryor and Lindsey Bevill are also on the greens against the top female amateur golfers in Kentucky.

The State Am started on Monday with qualifying rounds in the morning. Players were then paired into flights, and match play started on Tuesday — the low 32 scores will play in the championship flight. The final matches are scheduled for Friday. Last year’s champion, Laura Anderson, will not compete. In the 2008 edition of the State Am, playing in Elizabethtown, Martin shot a 77, Bevill shot a 80, Adcock shot a 90, Simpson shot a 95 and Pryor shot a 107.

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