Flyers keep rolling

FCHS stays unbeaten in CKBC play

By Linda Younkin Published:

Franklin County’s boys golf team keeps rolling along.
The Flyers remained unbeaten in Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference play after a 153-161 win over Scott County Thursday at the Frankfort Country Club.
In the last state rankings by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association, FCHS was ranked fifth and Scott County was tied for 10th.
Franklin County has gotten off to a strong start this season. The Flyers have played in six tournaments, winning two of them. They finished as runners-up twice and have a top five finish in another.
FCHS coach James Myers is pleased with the way his team has played, and he’s excited to see what more it can accomplish.
“I still think we have room to grow and get better over the next four weeks before the preseason starts,” Myers said. “I’m very encouraged by he way we’ve played to this point.
“Right now we’re taking it one day at a time and trying not to get ahead of ourselves. I know that sounds so cliché, but it’s so true.”
FCHS’ Jacob Cook and C.J. Jones both shot one-over par 37s Thursday, and Cook took medalist honors in a scorecard playoff. Will Molen shot 39 for the Flyers, followed by Ben Nolan at 40 and Will Harnice with a 42.
Cook has been medalist in three tournaments and runner-up once while Jones has won one tournament and finished second three times.
Cook and Jones are in the top 10 in the all-state standings, and the five Flyers who played Thursday are in the top 14 in the all-conference standings.
Cooper Bergman led the Cardinals, now 3-2 in conference play, with a 38 Thursday.
The Flyers came into Thursday’s match off their win in the Rowan County Invitational last Saturday.
The only glitch on FCHS’ record this season was its 17th place finish in the Meade County Invitational Aug. 23 at Kearney Hill.
“We’ve had one hiccup, and we got that out of the way hopefully,” Myers said. “We’ve only shot over 309 one time and that was the Meade County tournament.
“We had a lineup change, and that was on me, and we were just not right, but there was only one team in our region that rolled better than 315 that day.”
The Flyers have been averaging a team score of 305.
“To be honest I think we’ve got a little more in the tank,” Myers said “We just have to figure out how to get it out of there.
“We’ve been around 305, and I’d like to see us get in the 298, 299 range. I’d feel a little more comfortable.”
FCHS plays in the Montgomery County Invitational Saturday at the Mount Sterling Country Club.
Because of rain the Flyers have had to reschedule some matches, and they’ll play their final three conference matches next week.
Franklin County hosts Sayre Sunday at the Frankfort Country Club, faces Woodford County Tuesday at the University Club and on Wednesday takes on Anderson County at FCC.
The second round of the Hilen Cup with Western Hills, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed and a make-up date has not been determined.

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