Lady Braves win Central Ky. Conference

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Wright, Kellam qualify for state golf tournament Oct. 4 - Oct. 6

By Jamie Baker-Nantz

The Grant County High School Girls Golf team swept the Central Kentucky Conference championship at Kincaid Lake State Park in Falmouth on Sept. 22 with a score of 337.

According to Coach Marcus Camacho, this was the second tournament in a row where the team scored its season’s best to win.
Individually, Sarah Keallm scored a two-over par 74 and Macy Wright has an 80 to fnish first and second.

“As a coach I hope this is a sign that the team is peaking just in time for the regional tournament,” Camacho said.
The regional tournament was held Sept. 24 at Kenton’s Pioneer Park.

Unfortunately, the GCHS girls team finished third and did not qualify as a team for the state tournament, but Kellam and Wright did qualify as individuals to compete Oct. 4 in Bowling Green.

“I was disappointed because I thought we were going to win it, but there were a couple of holes that did us in,” Camacho said.
At the regional tourney, Wright came in fifth followed by Kellam in eighth in individual standings.

Both of these golfers have played in the state tournament. This is Kellam’s fourth and final trip, while Wright, a sophomore, has qualified two other times.

The girls will play on Oct. 4 and hope to score well enough to make it to the second day of play.
“Their goal is to make the cut to play again,” Camacho said.
The top 11 teams advance from the regionals and the top 20 individual scorers not one of the top 11 teams earn spots in the state tournament.

“They would have to shoot somewhere in the 85-86 range to move on. They are more than capable and both have experience on that course,”  Camacho said.