• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Local junior golfers compete at Drive, Chip and Putt

For the third consecutive year, the Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying event was held at Man O' War golf in Lexington. Four Versailles junior golfers competed in three different age groups.

Eight-year-old Addison Greenwell scored 42 points and finished fifth overall in the girls' 7-to-9 year old division and won a third place ribbon in the putting contest.

Nine-year-old Abigail Caine scored 100 points and was runner-up in the girls' 10-to-11 age group. She placed third in the drive competition and placed first in putting with 60 points.

Nine year-old Harper Lacefield placed 11th in the girls' 10-to-11 age group with 44 points. Lacefield was impressive in the putting competition, scoring 31 points.

Eleven-year-old Bradford Lacefield placed third in the boys' 12-to-13 age group with 108 points. Lacefield finished third in the driving competition and second in chipping.

During the local qualifying rounds, 288 sites host competitions in all 50 states including four in Kentucky. The top three players from each age group advance to the sub-regional stage hosted at 57 different locations nationally. The top two scorers in each age group advance to the Regional Championship held at 10 locations in the United States. One winner from each age group will participate in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship on April 7 at Augusta National Golf Club.

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