The Mason County duo of Haley White and Charity Arn took to the greens at Bowling Green Country Club for the first round of the girls’ KHSAA state golf tournament on Tuesday.
Arn ended with a 97 (+25) on the day, while White shot a 102 (+30) to close out their first rounds. The day was marred by rough weather, with steady rain flowing in and play being suspended for a duration due to lightning.
The two Lady Royals are projected below the cut line for the final round on Wednesday. It’s not official yet as all golfers were unable to complete their first round due to the inclement weather. Their were nine golfers still yet to complete their rounds as darkness hit before 8 p.m. Arn was in a tie for 110th, while White was tied for 125th in the 153-player field.
Arn’s round consisted of three pars, seven bogeys, six double bogeys and two triple bogeys.
White’s round featured two pars, four bogeys, 10 double bogeys and two triple bogeys.
The round completes Arn and White’s junior year, looked upon as leaders for a young Lady Royals team that will have a freshman and two middle schoolers returning.
Madison Central’s MacKenzie Neal and Lexington Christian Academy’s Laney Frye held the first round lead at even-par after the first day. Six players were within two strokes of the lead, including eighth region champion Rylea Marcum from Scott County at 2-over par.
Sacred Heart Academy held the team lead at 32-over, with LCA four strokes behind at 36-over and Madison Central in third at 39-over.
The final round is cut in half in terms of teams and individuals. Twenty-two teams competed on the first day and 153 players in total.
For the nine that were unable to finish their rounds, they’ll resume play at 7 a.m. CT. Once cuts are determined, the final round will begin play at 9:30 a.m. CT, Wednesday.