Edmonson Voice Staff, story
ECHS Golf Team, photos
Instead of going to school this past Friday, EC Lady Cat Golfer Kayla Meredith traveled to Woodsen Bend Golf Course near Somerset to play a practice round in preparation of the All A State golf tournament held the next day. Kayla qualified for the tourney when she finished regional runner up in at the All A 3rd Region golf tournament in August.
Last year, Kayla qualified for the All A State Tournament and went on to finish 23rd out of 90 girls. This year, Kayla set the bar a bit higher, as she not only wanted to qualify for state competition again, but also to finish much higher and prove ECHS has a strong golf program.
Saturday morning Kayla arrived at the golf course ready to take on the challenge with a tee time scheduled for 8:10. Kayla started her round on Hole 10 in the next to last group. She was paired against 3 other ladies who, like Kayla, had been shooting in the high 70’s to low 80’s.
In the same fashion as many other drives this season, Kayla started the round with a near perfect tee shot right down the middle, and the solid start helped her with a strong finish of the back with a score of 42, which was 5 over par.
She finished the front 9 with a score of 41, 2 over par for a total of 83, which was good enough to land her 5th out of 93 girls from all around the state.
“I would really like to thank everybody who has supported me so far," she said. "I wanted to represent the golf team and Edmonson County well, and the way people have supported me is amazing. It's kept me going."
She said that even though she was happy with her finish and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament, it was a bittersweet experience. "As a senior, it's one of the last tournaments I can play as an Edmonson County Lady Cat."
Kayla has been playing golf at ECHS since she was a seventh grader. The KHSAA Regional Tournament will be held on Sept. 29. If she plays well, she has a chance of competing in the much larger KHSAA State Tournament, but whether she does or not, this weekend's finish was an impressive accomplishment. Its easy to see that Kayla has represented her school, team, and county well.