• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS girls’ golf wins 3; boys’ team improves

The Woodford County High School golf teams are in full swing in the 2016 season. Over the last two weeks, the girls’ team has won three events, while the boys lost three but are improving. Here’s a recap. Girls’ Team In a home meet on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Moss Hill Golf Course, the girls’ team defeated Mercer County, which was shorthanded. For Woodford, Jessy Sanders had the best round for the Lady Jackets with a 46. In addition, Kendall Anthony shot a 52, Morgan Murray shot a 53 and Rachel Baston shot a 55. The girls followed that up with a 222 to 224 win over Franklin County at Juniper Hills on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Sanders once again had the best round for Woodford as she shot a 52. Also, Addison Beck and Murray tied with a round of 56 each, and Baston shot a 58. In their final match over the last two weeks, the girls were at home on Thursday, Aug. 25, and defeated Sayre 205 to 229. Sanders had the hot hand again, as she shot a 46 to lead the team. Also, Baston shot a 48, Beck shot a 53 and Murray shot a 58. Next up, the girls play Gene Hilen on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Juniper Hills starting at 9 a.m. Then on Tuesday, Sept. 6, they play Mercer County at Brightleaf at 4:30 p.m., then follow that with a home match against Scott County on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. Boys’ Team The Woodford boys’ team travelled to Cherry Blossom on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a 157 to 204 loss to Scott County. Leading Woodford was Joe Kowalke with a round of 45. Also, Richard Osborn shot a 50, Tanner Coffman shot a 55 and Grayson Johnson shot a 54. Next up, Woodford faced Collins on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at SCC, where it lost 173-219. Logan Couch led the team with a round of 48. Also, Osborn shot a 51, Johnson shot a 59 and Kowalke shot a 61. Like the girls, the boys’ team closed out its two-week stretch at home on Thursday, Aug. 25, against Sayre. In a tough match, Sayre won 162-198. Couch led the team with a round of 47. Also, Johnson shot a 49, while Braxton Caudill and Seth Denton each had rounds of 51. Next up, the boys play at home on Moss Hill Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 1, against Franklin County at 4:30 p.m. Then they play Lexington Christian Academy at the Course of the Bluegrass on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

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