Edmonson Voice Staff, photos by Granville Meredith
For the first time since 2003, Edmonson County sent a competitor from the Lady Cats to the All A State Golf Championship at Woodson Bend in Bronston, KY, near Lake Cumberland. Kayla Meredith, a junior, took on 98 other contenders as she proudly represented EC. Conditions of the course on Friday during her practice round were hot and humid, but she felt good about the course going into competition the next day.
Saturday morning got off to a great start with a 7:30am tee time. There was no rain at start time so she completed her first nine holes (paired with a partner) in about 2 hours, shooting a 46. As she moved to the back nine, there was a 2 ½ hour wait on hole ten due to the large numbers of competitors. The addition of periodic rain delays made conditions more difficult for Meredith and everyone else to find a steady rhythm. The delays ranged anywhere from a short wait to 45 minutes at a time. While waiting to tee off on hole 16, she experienced her last rain delay of the match, this time however, the tournament was postponed until the next day.
Day two of the All A Tournament showed soggy conditions and casual water on several holes. Fortunately, Meredith only had to finish three holes to complete her round. She finished the back nine with another 46 for a total of 92 for the tournament. That score was good enough to finish tied for 23rd out of 99 total golfers.
Editor’s note: This is only the second time a Lady Cat has competed in the state competition for golf. Michelle Ulm Coleman played twice in 2001 and 2003 under the coaching staff of Roger and Jeannie Parsley. Great job, Kayla, from all of us here at the Edmonson Voice. We look forward to watching you in the future.