WHHS beats FCHS on golf Senior Night

By LINDA YOUNKIN/lyounkin@state-journal.com Published:

When air horns are blowing on a golf course, you know it’s not your usual round of golf.

On Wednesday it was Senior Night for the Western Hills and Franklin County girls golf teams at Juniper Hill.

The Lady Wolverines won the dual match 177-226. It was the regular-season finale for the Lady Flyers while WHHS will play in the West Jessamine Invitational Saturday at Connemara.

Both teams will compete in the Region 7 tournament Monday at Gibson Bay in Richmond.

“It actually went a lot better than I thought,” said Lesa Hodge, coach of both WHHS and FCHS, about Senior Night. “Some of these girls have been together at least five years and some six years.

“Not only is it that your high school golf career is almost over, but with these girls you’ve been so close to it’s the idea of having to say goodbye.”

Western Hills has five seniors on this year’s team and they all played Wednesday. Megan Kinney was medalist with a 42, Anna Hawkins was a shot back at 43, Peyton Silva shot 45, Hanna Raymer 47, and Ashley Stevens 50.

Hannah Robertson, Franklin County’s lone senior, shot a 47, and teammate Taylor Cammack finished with a 45.

Both teams played in the Henry Clay Invitational last Saturday at Lakeside with the Lady Flyers playing in the morning division and WHHS in the afternoon division.

“We had a couple of girls whose scores were not as low as they played,” Hodge said about Western Hills. “Peyton shot a 92, and she literally had one or two literally had one or two shots that added six or seven strokes to her score. She hit a tree and hit one out of bounds.

“It was the same with Anna. She shot 91, and she had one or two shots where she got in trouble on a couple of holes, but other than that they both played well.”

Kinney led the Lady Wolverines with a 77, and the team’s score was 360.

“I think we’re starting to peak at the right time of year,” Hodge said.

The Lady Flyers finished second in their division, led by Cammack with an 86.

“They played very well,” Hodge said. “An 86 is a tremendous score, especially on that course. I really believe that was Cami’s (Montgomery) personal low score (97), and Hannah on the front side probably shaved four or five strokes off her score.” Robertson finished with a 92.

“Kaycee (Demaree), for someone who didn’t play golf until two weeks before the season started, the contact she makes blows my mind,” Hodge said.

“This is a team (FCHS) in rebuilding mode. They have a new coach, they lost a lot of players, and their fourth player had never played before this year, but there are some young ones coming along who have a lot of excitement about playing golf.”

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