Golf briefs - Sept. 14, 2011

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By Kristin Beck

Lady Panthers defeat Gallatin County

The Lady Panthers golf team defeated the Lady Wildcats 205-227 on Sept. 1. Quincy Hogan medaled, shooting a 41. Taylor Hayden shot a 53, followed by Hannah McMahan, 55; Ashli Childs, 56; Elisha Rabago, 59; Ciara Hamilton, 59; and Jadyn Bailey, 60.

Panthers shoot season low in split decision

Jacob Meadows shot a career low 36, one over par, in the Panthers second place finish at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley on Sept. 1. Carroll shot a 164 as a team—a season low—defeating Gallatin (190), but falling to Walton-Verona (160).

John Michael Williams and Zach Beckham tied with 42s, followed by Nick Abbott, 44; Travis Ellis, 45; and Levi Stephenson, 50.

Girls’ golf 2-0  in 2011 against Trimble County

The Carroll girls’ golf team escaped Trimble County with a 209-214 victory Tuesday, Sept. 6. The conditions were cold and windy, and the match was tight in every pairing.

“I was glad to see a little pressure put on our team,” head coach Jay Jones said. “Trimble played very strong, the course was in great shape and their team will be strong for years to come.”

Quincy Hogan led the Lady Panthers with a 40, and Taylor Hayden shot a season-low 52. Hannah McMahan scored a 58, followed by Ashli Childs, 59; Jadyn Bailey, 61; and Ciara Hamilton, 64.

“We are getting closer and closer to playing well as a team,” Jones said. “All the girls are starting to take more ownership in their play and expecting to shoot certain scores. … They are getting more competitive. “Now all we need is some experience and a little time (and) we will be a very solid squad.”

Carroll boys win  on the road at Williamstown

Decimated by illness, the depleted Panthers overcame the lack of two upperclassmen to defeat Williamstown 179-204 on Sept. 8 at Williamstown.

Jacob Meadows led with a 40 to take medalist honors, and Travis Ellis turned in a solid 42. Zach Beckham shot a 45, following by Levi Stephenson with a 52.

Carroll falls to Owen 171-165 at Butler

The boys’ golf team lost at home Monday to Owen County, 171-165. “We missed a great opportunity to get a win,” head coach Warren McEuen said. “It just wasn’t our day.”

Jacob Meadows led the team with a 40, followed by Zach Beckham, 42; Nick Abbott, 43; John Michael Williams, 46; Travis Ellis, 46; and Levi Stephenson, 49.