Marshall County High School boys’ golf team is headed back to the state golf tournament for the third straight year. Their runner up finish in this year’s Region 1 golf tournament in Paducah on Monday has earned them a ticket to next week’s state golf tournament at Bowling Green Country Club.
McCracken Co won the team title with a score of 320 with the Marshals following with a team score of 328. Mayfield was third with a score of 335.
Marshall Co individual scores: Jay Nimmo 71, Tyler Powell 75, Camdyn McLeod 91, Nathan Clark 91, and Grant Hackney 92.
The medalist honors went to Cullan Brown who was tied with the Marshal’s Jay Nimmo after 18 holes on the Country Club of Paducah course (par 72). The two players went played the 18th hole to decide who took medalist honors. Both players birdied the hole and returned to the #18 tee box to play the hole again. This time Jay Nimmo hit his tee shot out of bounds and Brown had a perfect drive down the middle. Brown went onto birdie the hole and take Region 1 medalist honors.
Team scores: McCracken County 320, Marshall County 328, Mayfield 335, Graves County 345, Calloway County 348, Crittenden County 360, St. Mary 365, Hickman County 370, Trigg County 373, Livingston County 377, Murray High 387, Ballard Memorial 389, Paducah Tilghman 405, and Christian Fellowship NTS (no team score).
Marshall County Head Boys’ Golf Coach Keith bell said, “I’m very proud of our team today and the way they grinded out a runner up finish. We are headed back to the state tournament for third straight year. This was our team goal from day one and now that we have accomplished that we want to make it to the second day of the tournament. Jay and Tyler handled the course well today while Grant, Camdyn and Nathan did not have one of their best days. In the game of golf, you are going to have bad days and it’s a matter of how a player deals with that. I kept telling Grant, Nathan and Camdyn that there were going to be high scores turned in and there was.”
Coach Bell also said, “I’m proud of this team and know they will put in a week of practice to prepare for the tournament. Three of the players have been to Bowling Green Country Club so they should be familiar with the course. Both years at the state tournament, we have advanced to the second day. That’s our new goal now and I feel that they will work very hard to accomplish that goal.”