Golf off to strong start
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Aug 24, 2004 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County continued their strong start to the golf season by sweeping through their last four matches, including one with regional favorites Paducah Tilghman and St. Mary.

Thursday, the Wildcats easily beat Caldwell County in a dual match at Boots Randolph Golf Course….

Trigg is now 8-0 in dual matches this year and 17-0 in invitational play.

The Wildcats claimed an 18-stroke victory over Calloway County and two other teams August 17 at the par-34 Mayfield Country Club.

Sutherland shot an even-par 34 for the Wildcats, who were all within two shots of the lead.

Curtis Mitchell shot a 35, and Tyler Mitchell and Jordan McNichols each shot a 36 for the Wildcats, who finished with a team total of 141.

Calloway County was second with a 159, while Hickman County shot a 177, and host Mayfield totaled a 206.

In their first home match of the year, the Wildcats stayed within four shots of one other and claimed an easy 27-stroke win over Todd County Central and University Heights August 16 at Boots Randolph Golf Course.

Tyler Mitchell took medalist honors with a 37 as all four Wildcat scorers finished in the top four spots.

Sutherland carded a 38, Curtis Mitchell a 40, and McNichols a 41 for a team total of 41.

Andrew Latham shot a 45 to lead Todd County, who scored a 183. Brandon Grace topped U.H.A. (204) with a 46.

The Wildcats knocked off defending Region I champion Paducah Tilghman and state qualifier St. Mary in a triangular match August 10 at the Country Club of Paducah.

Sutherland, Curtis Mitchell, and Tyler Mitchell each fired a 1-over-par 37 to lead the Wildcats. Taylor Lowary added a 43 for a team total of 154, which was one shot better than Tilghman’s 155. St. Mary totaled 164.

Tilghman’s Chris Griffin took medalist honors with an even-par 36, while Chase Cochran, son of PGA golfer Russ Cochran, led St. Mary with a 39.

The Wildcats host Crittenden County in a dual match Thursday at Boots Randolph Golf Course and will play in the Hopkins Central Invitational Saturday at the Madisonville Country Club.
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