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In eight tournaments, the Grant County Lady Braves golf team had earned as low as sixth place and as high as runner up, but on Aug. 18, they claimed their first tournament win of the season.
Sarah Kellam, a senior, and Macy Wright, a sophomore, earned first and second place honors for their individual scores.
Kellam shot a 73, while Wright shot an 82.
“They did great,” said Coach Marcus Camacho. “It was their lowest score of the year.”
The Lady Braves bested 21 teams at the Montgomery County Invitational Tournament for the top spot.
Camacho said he told his players, which consist of one senior, three sophomores and a freshmen, that if they wanted to earn a team spot at the state tournament, they must shoot 340 or lower.
“They listened and did it,” he said.
Kellam had previously won two tournaments shooting an average of 72.
“She’s really playing great,” Camacho said.
Kellam is ranked second in Kentucky in All-State points.
“We’re hoping she’ll repeat on the All-State team,” Camacho said.
Camacho said he’s seeing strong play from Wright.
“Once the season started, she got her golf legs under her when she switched from basketball,” Camacho said. “She’s having a good season.”
He also pointed out Brittany Hudson as having strong finishes in the last two tournaments.
“I’m looking for her to do some good things,” he said.
The Lady Demons move on to tournaments in Frankfort, Louisville and Bowling Green before returning to their familiar fairway at Eagle Creek Country Club for the tournament they will host on Sept. 15.
“These next three tournaments will be tough because there’s some tough competition, but if we keep playing well like we have been, then we’ll accomplish our goal of making it to state as a team,” Camacho said.