Brody Webb’s senior year of golf at Scott County High School was remarkably consistent.
Undefeated in the regular season except for a playoff loss to his own teammate, Trevor Caudill, Webb wound up tied for 10th in the KHSAA individual state championship last fall.
In his final junior event before taking his talents to the NCAA Division I level at Morehead State University, Webb was reliable as ever, and in the hunt for the hardware once again.
He finished tied for eighth Tuesday and Wednesday in the Kentucky boys’ junior amateur championship, held at Batdstown Country Club-Maywood.
Webb shot 71 and 73 for an overall score of even-par 144. He sank seven birdies over the two-day showcase.
Jansen Preston, who competes for Lexington Christian Academy, won the title with a sizzling 11-under 133, backing up an opening-day 65 with a final round of 68.
Luke Coyle of Campbellsville was second at 135, followed by first-round leader Owen Stamper of Scottsville with 138 and Lexington’s Andrew Marrs at 141.
Webb was in a logjam with three Lexington golfers: Alexander Bassel, Cayden Pope and Henry Lane.
He rolled in three birdies on the back nine Tuesday — at Nos. 10, 14 and 18 — to counter a bogey at No. 15 for a finishing kick of 34.
Webb registered birdies at 4, 10 and 16 for a Wednesday encore.
He wound up near the front of a field that featured 116 high school golfers and recent graduates, including two teammates from SCHS.
Ethan Flanders, a rising junior for the Cardinals, shot 76 and 78 for a two-day total of 154, tying him for 45th place.
Grant Cambron, who will be a senior this fall, carded rounds of 79 and 82 and finished in a flock at 78th place with 161.
Flanders finished with a flourish after a slow start Tuesday with halves of 41 and 35.
From the humble beginnings of a double bogey on the first hole and three consecutive birdies at 2, 3 and 4, Flanders registered 13 consecutive pars before concluding the day with a birdie.
He started the second round with a similar flourish, rolling home birdie putts on three of the first six holes (1, 4 and 6).
Bogeys at 2 and 8 and a double dogey on 7 inflated Flanders’ front nine score to 37, however, and he wound up with a 41 on the back.
Cambron’s front nine was his highlight each day. The SC players sank eight consecutive pars after a bogey on his second hole of the tournament on his way to Tuesday scores of 37 and 42.
He went 39-43 in the final round.
Scott County boys’ golf team will hold open course nights at Cherry Blossom next Wednesday and Thursday. Play begins at 5 pm. Players are asked to check in at the pro shop with coach Bryan Flanders.
Team tryouts are scheduled at Cherry Blossom from Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17, also at 5 p.m. Prospects are asked to wear proper golf attire and bring proof of a current sports physical. Great Crossing High School golf tryouts also will be held at Cherry Blossom from Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18, meeting each day at 3 p.m. For more information, contact coach Steven Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bennett, Merkins, Easterling all top five in state meet
Three other county golfers finished among the top five in younger age groups in state competitions at Bardstown.
Alex Bennett tied for fifth in the boys’ 14-and-under division. He notched one birdie on his way to a 5-over 77 in the 18-hole showcase. Brady Smith of Simpsonville won the tournamnent with a 70.
In the boys’ 12-and-under ranks, Wyatt Merkins took third place with a 78. Merkins’ solid round included back-nine birdies on Nos. 13 and 18.
The girls’ 14-and-under state title also was awarded as part of the festivities. Madison Easterling fashioned a 45 in the nine-hole tournament and finished in a tie for fourth place. Keira Yun of Elizabethtown took home the title, shooting 40.
Georgetown’s Wise in final 16 at KGA Match Play Championship
Tony Wise represented the county in the KGA Match Play Championship, held Monday through Wednesday at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville.
Seeded 13th in the field, Wise made a strong early run and a late rally before falling to No. 4 Nick Johnson of Louisville, 4 and 2, in the opening round.
Wise won two of the first three holes before Johnson went on a run with four of the next five to take command.
Wins on No. 14 and No. 15 kept Wise afloat, but Johnson closed it out at the next green.
Louisville’s Keegan DeLange was the eventual winner.
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