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The Shelby County girls' golf team's pursuit of a state championship was put on hold Tuesday when play was halted due to a thunderstorm passing through the Bowling Green area.
The teams were pulled off the course at 12:15 p.m. CDST, because of lightning, and the delay lasted three hours and 15 minutes.
Michaela Manley was the only Lady Rocket on the course when the delay started; she had hit one shot on her opening round.
The KHSAA decided to resume play at 3:30 p.m., but SCHS Coach Susan Wiley said the rain was not letting up in the afternoon. She said the rain was still coming down hard, but reported that there was no lightning.
"They're going to try to get at least nine holes in for everybody," she said.
The Lady Rockets didn't finish their first round Tuesday, but they will have a chance Wednesday morning. According to the KHSAA's website, completion of the first round will begin at 7:45 a.m. CDST Wednesday morning, ending at approximately noon. The second round is tentatively scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.
If the second round is not entirely completed the tournament champion will be based on the 18-hole finish.
The SCHS girls started the tournament on the back nine. Manley carded bogeys on 10, 12 and 13, and then shot a triple-bogey on No. 17. She finished with a 7-over par through her first nine holes.
Senior Candice Wiley, who won the state tournament as a freshman, came out hot with a birdie on No. 10, and then followed that with four pars before another birdie on No. 14. Wiley was 2-under through six holes and on top of the leaderboard, tied with Scott County's Liz Gumm who finished three holes.
Shannon Harover was even through Nos. 10 and 11, and ran into some trouble on 12 with a triple bogey, but quickly righted the ship with three straight pars to follow. Harover finished her eight holes 7-over after double bogies on Nos. 16 and 17. Jordan Webb was 17-over through nine, and Madison Thomas was 16-over.
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