Trigg tied for 11th at the 25-team Knights Travel Kentucky Invitational Tournament Aug. 20 at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Louisville.
Curtis Mitchell was Trigg County’s top finisher with a 6-over-par 78, which tied him for 21st place
“We didn’t play that bad. I think they’re better than what they played and think we can compete in the top five of that tournament,” Brinker said.
St. Xavier’s Alex beat Trinity's Matt Langan for medalist honors after both shot even-par 72s in the 42nd annual tournament.
Tyler Mitchell shot an 80 for Trigg County, followed by an 81 by Jordan McNichols and a 90 by Taylor Lowary.
“It was a much better performance than the other (18-hole matches) we played this year,” Brinker said.
With exactly a month left before the regional meet, Brinker is hoping the Wildcats still have their best golf in them.
“We’re progressing and want to peak at the right time. So far, we’ve had a mixed bag of results. They are getting smarter, but have to tighten up their short game,” he said.
The Wildcats have fared well at Arrowhead Golf Course this year, easily winning two dual matches there in recent weeks.
Jordan McNichols fired a 1-under-35 and three other golfers finished under 40 as the Wildcats easily beat Livingston Central 152-171 Aug. 23 at Arrowhead.
Curtis and Tyler Mitchell, and Taylor Lowary each carded 39s, while Shaun Sizemore and Sam Nunnery added 43s, and Jordan Bostick added a 49.
On the girls’ side, Lexi Estes shot a 39 to win medalist honors for Trigg County, while Dori Sheehan shot a 65 in her first competitive match.
Trigg County handed Caldwell County their first dual match loss of the season Aug. 18 with a 20-shot win at Arrowhead.
Tyler Mitchell blistered the rolling course with a 3-under-33, while Curtis Mitchell added a 40. Shaun Sizemore added a 41 and Jordan Bostick a 45 for the Wildcats, who beat the Tigers 159-179.
In a matchup of Region I contenders, Trigg County finished third behind Paducah Tilghman and St. Mary in a triangular match at Paducah Country Club Aug. 9.
Tyler Mitchell led Trigg County with a 44, while Curtis Mitchell (47) and Jordan McNichols (49) finished in the top three for the Wildcats. Taylor Lowary added a 52, Sam Nunnery a 54, and Jordan Bostick a 62 for Trigg County.
Trigg County finished second out of four teams at Miller Golf Club in Murray Aug. 11, with Curtis Mitchell tying for medalist honors with a 1-under 35.
Tyler Mitchell and Jordan McNichols each shot a 1-over 37, while Taylor Lowary shot a 40, and Sam Nunnery added a 46.
Trigg County tied for 13th in the 22-team Paducah Tilghman Invitational Aug. 13 at the Silos Golf Course.
Curtis Mitchell and Tyler Mitchell led the way for Trigg County, shooting 4-over-par 76s, which tied them for 15th place.
Jordan McNichols shot a 4-over 76, while Taylor Lowary added a 91, and Sam Nunnery shot a 96.
Daviess County’s Harrison Price won the event with a 3-under 69, while Clarksville High beat St. Mary for the team title in a scorecard tie-breaker with 299 points.
Trigg County tied with Henderson County for 13th with a 322.
The Hopkins Central Invitational, which Trigg County was to have played in Aug. 27, was postponed due to weather.
The Wildcats return to action Thursday at Livingston Central.