Baskey wins Juniper by two strokes

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

No school has meant less golf, but that wasn't a problem for Stephanie Baskey Wednesday.

Baskey, who graduated from Murray State in May, won the Juniper, a women's invitational tournament, by two strokes Wednesday at Juniper Hill.

"I'm lucky if I play two times a week," said Baskey, who's working at the Mount Sterling Country Club. "I'm pretty pleased with the way I played today since I'm not practicing every day like I used to."

Baskey, the granddaughter of Juniper Hill golf pro Gene Hilen and his wife Anne, shot an even-par 74 for the win. Beth Curlin and Sandy Martin both shot 76, and defending champion Anne Combs was another two strokes back at 78.

"I hit the ball well," Baskey said. "I hit some good little wedge shots that I've been having trouble with. On No. 2 I hit it up against the fence and took a stroke penalty, and I hit one out of bounds on 15. That was a stupid mistake. I had the wrong club in my hands.

"I had a few putts that didn't fall," she added, "but for the most part, overall the round was pretty solid."

Baskey recovered well on a couple of holes on the back nine.

On 13 her tee shot landed in a row of trees along the right side of the fairway. Her second shot hit the trunk of a tree and ricocheted into the 14th fairway, but she was able to hit her third shot onto the green and parred the hole.

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