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Wiley falls in State Am quarterfinals

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By Josh Cook

Shelbyville’s Candice Wiley lost in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Women’s Kentucky State Amateur golf tournament on Thursday.

Frankfort’s Abby Smith defeated Wiley 2 and 1 at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington. Smith, a rising senior on the Xavier University women’s team, edged Wiley, the former high school state champion and Shelby County and University of Louisville graduate, who was shooting 2-under-par when she was beaten.

Wiley earned a spot in the quarterfinals by defeating Leah Rose Judd 4 and 3 in Wednesday’s Round of 16.  

 

 

SENIOR GOLF: Long falls in semifinals

Shelbyville’s Dennis Long fell in the semifinals of the 2014 KGA Senior Match Play Championship on Thursday morning.

Top-seeded, and defending champ, Bowling Green’s Steve Rogers defeated Long, the No. 12 seed, 7 and 5 in the final four match at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville. Louisville’s Rick Cain, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 6 seed Scott Pottinger of Louisville 1-up in the other semifinal.

Long earned a spot in the semifinals by defeating Louisville’s David Pohlmann, the No. 13 seed, 3 and 2 in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

In other action involving locals, Simpsonville’s Howard Logan forfeited his quarterfinal match in the 1st Flight on Wednesday.

Meanwhile Louisville’s Terry Barrickman, the No. 6 seed, defeated Waddy’s David Herrera, the No. 3 seed, 3 and 1 in the 3rd Flight quarterfinals Wednesday.

 

 

YOUTH GOLF: Thomas tied for 3rd in tourney

Shelbyville’s Madison Thomas sat in a three-way tie for third-place in the girls’ division after Thursday’s first round of the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation’s Trusted Choice Big I State golf tournament.

Thomas carded a 5-over-par 76 on the Wildcat Course at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington. The rising senior at Shelby County, who has committed to the University of Memphis, shot a 40-36 with a round that included one birdie, 12 pars, four bogeys and one double-bogey.

Meanwhile Simpsonville’s Sarah Son, a rising senior at Christian Academy of Louisville, was tied for 14th with a 14-over 85. Louisville’s Meredith Moir led the two-day tourney with a 2-over 73.

On the boys’ side, Shelbyville’s Brandon Sanner was tied for 26th after the first round. The recent Collins graduate, who is headed for Spalding University, carded an 8-over-par 79 with a 39-40 in a round that included one birdie, eight pars and nine bogeys.

Georgetown’s Billy Tom Sargent leads on the boys’ side with a 3-under 68.

FELTNER WINS IN PLAYOFF:Simpsonville’s Matthew Feltner, a recent Collins High School graduate, defeated Louisville’s Matthew Wilhite in a playoff to win the boys’ open division of the Kentucky PGA Junior event Wednesday at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

Feltner, who has signed with Georgetown College, and Wilhite both carded 4-over-par 76s in the 18-hole round. Feltner shot 39-37 in his round, which included 15 pars, two bogeys and one double-bogey.

Shelbyville’s Kyle Cannon and Dakota Baatz finished third and fourth, respectively, with 82 and 87.

Meanwhile Simpsonville’s Jacob Feltner, Matthew’s younger brother, finished second in the boys’ 13-14-year-old division and Shelbyville’s Michael Long finished third in the boys’ 10 & under division.

 

 

YOUTH BASEBALL: Shelby County teams begin districts next week

The Shelby County Cal Ripken all-star baseball teams begin district tournament play next week.

Clear Creek Park will host the District 2 9- and 11-year-old tournaments. Games will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday night with a deciding game, if necessary, on Tuesday.  

Meanwhile Scott County will host the 10- and 12-year-old tournaments.

The rosters for the Shelby County 9-12-year-old teams are listed below:

 

9-year-olds

Max Young, Michael Long, Joseph Blansett, Bryson Ethington, Bradley Ruble, John Nickell, Logan Parker, Malik Stoner, Elijah League, Daniel Elmore, Bradley Williams, Bladin Malone, Blake Shepard. Coach: Darin Young.

 

10-year-olds

Will Birchfield, Aaron Thompson, Austin Thompson, Colby Fry, Logan Broughton, Wilson Raisor, Parker Presley, Trent Floden, Ryan Redmond, Chris Armstrong, Alex Cline, Dale Kirk, Camden Hughes, Jesse Cathey. Coach: Mike Birchfield.

 

11-year-olds

Kalum Ronning, Clay Harris, Josh Moore, Sam Conley, Zack Houchin, Dylan Steinmiller, Trenton Burchfield, Andrew Donovan, Joe Lucas, Steven Ruddy, Colton Reese, Dawson Eden, Ethan Wilburn, Marshall Mowder. Coach: Brad Ronning.

 

12-year-olds

Brandon Ethington, Joseph Becherer, Eric Ritchey, Lucas Hershberger, Chi Rankin, Bradley Drake, Marcellus Vail, Jake Davis, Anthony Anderson, Clark Donnell, J.P. Marcum, Alex Jacobs. Coach: Jack Canady.