Edmonson Voice Sports:
On Tuesday the Wildcats were back at Rolling Hills trying to best their scores from last week. Andrew Talley a Junior, led the Wildcats with an 80 and finished in a tie for the 21st spot overall out of 96 competitors. Junior Jacob Williams scored 97, finishing in 64th overall. Jacob carded 6 pars on the day.
Sophomore Levi Meredith, bettered his score from last week with a 101 and finished in the 74th spot overall.
Junior Cam Lich showed a big improvement over last week, cutting 7 strokes off his score with a 107 and finishing in 77th overall. Cam is new to golf but the coaching staff says he has the potential to be a solid player for the Wildcats. He likes the challenge and works hard, according to coach Meredith.
Junior Cooper Clark just picked up the game in May. He has been working hard all summer hitting balls in a net and now hitting the course for the Wildcats. Cooper finished in 79th place overall with a score of 114. Coach Meredith said for Cooper to have just started playing and for this to be his first tournament play, he was proud of the way he handled himself.
Rounding out the Top 5 this week was senior Zack Jacobs. Zack finished with a 135, improving by 10 strokes from last week. Zack is new to golf as well but he works at it.
Tuesday Lady Cat Recap:
On Tuesday, Coach Kayla Meredith took the Lady Cats to Crosswinds to play in the Lady Spartan Invitational.
Paige Wolfe, a senior, shot her personal tournament best with 82 and finished in 15th place. Coach Kayla said that Paige has been working on her game and it is showing.
Senior Hallie Cassady, shot 107 and finished in 38th place overall. Hallie is working to get back in her groove. and the senior duo will be called upon to lead this team in the upcoming season.
Hannah Cassady, a 7th grader, shot 126 and finished in 48th place. Hannah is new to the golf team but is looking to make an impact and help her team.
Abby Hogg, an 8th grader, shot 131 and finished in 49th place. Abby is working to get better and she will be looking to also help her team.
Sophomore Beth Elmore shot 135 and finished in 52nd place. Beth is working on her game and will be one of the leaders of the team soon.
Lady Cat Regional Preview From Wednesday
On Wednesday Coach Granville had the opportunity to take the Lady Cat team to Indian Hills for the Region 3 Preview. This was an opportunity for the Ladies to see where the region would be and to familiarize themselves with the golf course.
There were a few bumps and delays along the way due to some confusion regarding what hole at which the team was supposed to start.
"I will take full responsibility for a slow start yesterday," Coach Granville said. "Paige ended the day with a 94, and she expected better, but the positive thing taken away today was correcting the swing on the fly. There were some coachable moments and Paige learned how to adjust when things aren't going perfectly. Hallie ended the day with 115 and also learned some things today as well. Hallie is her worst critic but she was able to pull out of a rut. No, the ladies didn't play their best, but they never quit and kept playing through problems. So on the positive side, I am extremely proud of these ladies."
Abby Hogg finished with a 131.
"Whether Abby was on the Tee, in the fairway, or in the sand, I could count on that smile, said Coach Granville. "Abby is truly amazing to work with and with Coach Kayla helping her, she will be a future leader of the Lady Cat team."
Coach Granville said that Hannah Cassady was the player of the day. Coach said that she seemed nervous in her second tournament for the Lady Cats in two days but stepped up to hole number one and put a drive in play down the fairway and never looked back.
"She played very loose and seemed to find a friend in the Franklin Simpson playing partner and they were just out playing golf," he said. "Each time I came by her and asked how she doing she said 'great.' One particular hole with Hannah's mom and little sister riding in the cart with me, Hannah stood on the tee with water between her and the hole. Hannah hit her tee shot, it skipped off the water twice up onto the left edge of the green, then she chipped it on and 2-putted 4 while mom, sister, and I cheered her on. Hannah finished with a 117."
Coach Granville said he wanted to express to the Lady Cat team, Wildcat team, parents, and readers, "Golf is a game. There are a lot of factors that go into golf. We are not professionals and if you watch the professionals they make bad shots, have bad days, and are human. I am a true believer that it only takes one good shot to keep you coming back and wanting to play golf again. I'm very proud of the Lady Cat team playing back-to-back 18 hole tournaments, because it's tough, but these ladies are exceptional."
The coaching staff will also be working with the boys to have them ready for their opening match next week with Hart County on Tuesday, and on Wednesday the Wildcats will Travel to Owensboro to play in the All A Classic Regional Golf Tournament at Windridge Country Club.