Peyton starts off week with a win at Owen County

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Sophomore takes 7th place at Shelby

By Greg Woods


Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton shot a 1–under par 71 at Perry Park on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to win the Owen County Invitational. Peyton went up against a tough field of 85 golfers that included the Sacred Heart and Shelby County teams that had finished first and second in the Henry County Invitational.

But at Perry Park, Peyton was the only golfer who managed to break par. Assistant golf coach Kathy Peyton said, “She had 6 birdies and 5 bogeys. Every time she had a bogey, she seemed to come right back with a birdie. She is playing very well right now. She was very excited to get under par and win against so many of the top girls.”

Peyton and Maddie Hensley also participated in the Shelby County girls’ golf invitational tournament at Weissinger Hills golf course on Saturday and posted 77 and 78 respectively. 

Hensley, a 6th grader, bounced back from a rough showing at Owen County where she shot a 93. She had birdies on two of the par 3s to shoot her best round ever.

Peyton’s 77 was good for a tie for 7th place at Shelby, and Hensley tied for 11th place in a large field of more than 100 golfers.

“It was a very long day,” Kathy Peyton said. “We had a lightning delay and then we had to get all those girls back out and restarted. Under the conditions Mackenzie did okay and Maddie did awesome for a 6th grader.”

On Monday Peyton participated in the South Warren Invitational at Indian Hills golf course in Bowling Green and shot another impressive score of 75 to take 3rd place in a tough field comprised of some of the top golfers in Western Kentucky.

The Lady Cats next golf tournament is the Scott County Invitational on Aug. 11.