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HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Shelby’s Clark, Collins’ Suttor in top 11 to start 2nd round at state tournament

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By The Staff

The Shelby County and Collins golf teams had a strong first day at the 2018 Leachman Buck GMC Cadillac KHSAA State Golf Championship at the Bowling Green Country Club.
Shelby County High School was one of the first teams to hit the course this morning, with its first golfers teeing off at about 7:30 a.m. and Collins Rylee Suttor following at about 8:30 a.m. with all players teeing off on the back 9 to start the tournament.
Clark spent most of her day in the top 5 for the Rockets after shooting an even par 36 to start on the back nine. However, a tough front nine dropped her down 4-over to close the day. Clark’s 4-over 76 was tied for 14th at press time, but dozens of players were still on the course.
Suttor fired a 5-over through 15 at press time, sitting in 21st position.
The leader in the clubhouse at about 2 p.m. at press time was South Warren’s Faith Martin with a 1-over par 73. Those scores make it seem like Clark and Suttor could move up the standings as other players continue to tee-off and finish.
Rounding out the scores on the first day for Shelby County were senior Kendall Mills with an 86, eighth-grader Isabella Wiley with a 90, sophomore Emily Allen with a 93 and freshman Madison Elder with a 101.
As a team, the Rockets were in 8th place at press time, but third out of teams that have finished and 25 strokes behind leader and favorite Sacred Heart. Of the 22 teams competing, the top 11 will make the cut.