DANVILLE -- The Marshals traveled to Danville to participate in the Battle at the Bridge golf tournament at the Old Bridge Golf Club (par 72) last Saturday. The competition was made up of a solid field of 15 teams from central and eastern Kentucky.
This was the Marshals' first opportunity to play this course and shot a team score of 294 earning them fourth place. Clay County took the win with 286 followed by Trinity at 289 and St. X - B team at 293.
Coach Keith Bell said that it was another good, solid effort from the team. He went on to say that the team was not able to play the course on Friday, but they were able to ride the whole course in order to become a little more familiar with it noticing several blind tee shots and narrow fairways that players would have to deal with during the round.
Competition for individual honors was intense as Jay Nimmo shot a 2 under 70 for a fourth-place tie with Andreas Olsen of Trinity. Nimmo was one over at the turn and had four birdies and one bogey on the back nine to finish at two under par. The medalist of the tournament was Logan Liles with a five under 67 followed by Alex Hadden of Henry County at 68 and Chase Campbell of Clay County at 69.
The Marshals put up tightly knit scores with four members hitting in the 70's and one in the 80's. Nimmo hit an even 70. Tyler Powell finished with 74. Powell made the turn at two over par and worked hard on the back nine with two bogeys, two birdies and five pars, ending plus two over par. Camdyn McLeod and Trey Wall both earned 75. Both boys struggled in first nine but finished plus three over par. Drake Butler rounded out the team score with 85. After a rough start, he took on the back nine with four bogeys and five pars.
Individual competition opportunities were available to the players with Powell winning the Long Drive competition with a drive of 304 yards. McLeod won Closest to the Pin chipping competition with a chip 5 ½ inches to the pin.
THIS WEEK: The Marshals will be traveling to Franklin, Kentucky next Saturday to play in the Franklin-Simpson Wildcat Shootout. The field will be comprised of the top teams from central Kentucky playing at Franklin Country Club.
NEXT WEEK: Saturday, August 31, both the Marshals and Lady Marshals will be hosting the Marshall County Invitational tournament at Calvert City Country Club.