Boyle boys finish second, send three to state

Published 7:11 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2019

On Monday, the Boyle County girls golf team finished third in the regional tournament and sent two golfers to the state tournament. Not to be outdone, the boys team went out on Tuesday and finished second in the regional, sending three golfers to state.

Junior Jack Briese, and sophomores William Carr and Colton Wilson all finished in the Top 10 overall, and Top 5 of possible individual state qualifiers — after removing the players on the regional champion Taylor County. As a team, Boyle shot a 314 to finish second in the region.

Under the old rules, the Rebels would have qualified as a team, but as it is, they will be well represented at the state championship in Bowling Green which will begin play on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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“Very proud of all three of them. They each had rough stretches throughout their round but they held tough,” Boyle coach Tay Webb said. “They battled and overcame adversity when it started them in face.”

Briese shot his lowest tournament score of his career with a 76 to finish tied for second among qualifying individuals. Carr also finished tied for second with a 76. Wilson finished in fifth place with a score of 77.

Wilson entered play as one of the favorites to qualify for state after finishing in the top 30 in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Associate All-State Tournament earlier in the year.

Lincoln County’s Lawson Hon shot a 79 on the day to claim the final qualifying spot.

The KHSAA State Tournament begins next week starting with the girls on Monday, Oct. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 9. The boys begin the next day on Thursday, Oct. 10 and finish play Saturday, Oct 12 at the Bowling Green Country Club.