Flyers hold Hilen Cup lead

LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Franklin County's boys golf team extended its lead in the Hilen Cup Wednesday, shooting a 144 for a two-day total of 292.

Western Hills shot its second consecutive 152 Wednesday for a score of 304 and now trails the Flyers by 12 strokes while Frankfort High stands at 346.

"We were definitely more consistent through the whole lineup," FCHS coach James Myers said about Wednesday's round. "The course hasn't played real easy the last couple of days. It's been windy, and that's a little pressure.

"Western Hills is very much improved," he added. "They're a good team, and a bounce here or there could make this a whole lot closer than it actually is."

Flyer senior Brandon Gaines shot an even-par 35 for the second straight day and leads the standings for the Geno Benassi Memorial Award by one stroke.

In the Hilen Cup each team and individual gets to drop its worst score out of the three rounds. The tournament's final round is being played this afternoon.

Those individuals who have shot a 36 in either of the first two rounds are FCHS' Lee Rarden and Robert Oliver, and WHHS' Sean Rodgers.

"It's that time of year, time to peak, time to improve," WHHS coach Jeff Bibb said. "Even though we had a 152 for nine holes, throughout the season I'd take that and be happy, but they have to realize that's not going to get it if they want to go to the next level and win these types of things."

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