Franklin County finishes 10th in state golf

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

ASHLAND - One less player, one more stroke.

That's the way the final round of the girls state tournament went for Franklin County Wednesday at Bellefonte Country Club.

The Lady Flyers finished in 10th place with a two-day total of 763 (381-382), shooting one stroke higher on Wednesday than they did in Tuesday's first round. All five FCHS golfers played the first round, with Holly Kell and Jamie Harp having the best scores at 88 and 90, respectively.

On Wednesday Harp sprained an ankle after playing five holes and couldn't complete the round.

"Jamie was in a lot of pain and couldn't finish," FCHS coach Drex Davis said. "The other girls picked it up a little bit. We only had four girls and we were only one shot over from the day before. That was good teamwork."

Rachel Oliver, who shot a 96 in the first round, bounced back with an 81 to lead the Lady Flyers Wednesday. Kell finished with an 84.

"I was very pleased with Holly and Rachel," Davis said. "They went out in style as seniors, and they played good rounds on a tough course."

Putting was the big difference in Oliver's turnaround.

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