Girls Golf: Kinney’s opening round at state shortened by rain

By Linda Younkin Published:

Western Hills senior Megan Kinney had a long day Tuesday, and she didn’t even get to finish her first round in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls State Golf Championships.

Rain delayed the start of Tuesday’s round, and play was suspended because of darkness with 12 golfers still on the course.

Those 12 included Kinney, who completed 16 holes when play was halted.

She had to be at the Bowling Green Country Club ready to play at 6:45 this morning (Central Time). After everyone completed the first round cuts were made and pairings set for the second round.

The second round is being played today, and tee times are posted on the KHSAA website, www.khsaa.org.

Kinney’s tee time Tuesday was supposed to be 1 p.m., but she didn’t tee off until 1:50.

“It was very, very slow,” Kinney said about her day during a phone interview Tuesday night. “It didn’t really affect me. I tried to take it one shot at a time.”

In scores posted on the KHSAA website, Kinney was five over par after 15 holes.

“It was pretty wet out there,” she said. “The fairways are pretty soggy. I think the course is set up very fair. If you’re playing well it sets up well for you.

“If you’re playing bad it will eat you up.”

The leader in the clubhouse was Calloway County sophomore Anna Hack with a four-under par 68.

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