Edmonson Voice Sports:
Edmonson County junior Nathan Oliver has qualified for the KHSAA state tournament after finishing 5th in this week's Region Championship at Hidden Hills Golf Club in Tompkinsville, where he shot a 75.
The overall team winner was Bowling Green, who will go on to compete at the state level, as well as the top 7 individual scores, where Oliver qualified.
The boys scored a team total of 351, which placed them finishing 7th out of 15 total teams. Other scores were Eli Booker (86), Andrew Talley (92), Ben Elmore (98) and Evan Stice (108).
"We had a good tournament and season, but we will miss our seniors Eli and Ben," said Coach Ed Nunnelee. "They have been playing since the 7th grade, but we have some good players coming up."
Oliver will play next week where the state tournament will be held at Bowling Green County Club, a club where he is a member. Nunnelee said Oliver is comfortable at the course and hopes the familiarity will be an advantage.
The girls’ regional was played Monday at Crosswinds Golf Course in Bowling Green where ECHS was represented by sophomores Hallie Cassady and Paige Wolfe, plus 8th grader Makayla Hogg. While none advanced to the state, each girl shot their lowest tournament score of the year.
"Our girls team is very young with six sophomores and two in middle school, but they can be a pretty good team next year," said Nunnelee. "It will take some work on their part but I think this group is willing to do just that."