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Indians bounce back with a solid performance

Christmas 24—Nathan Hutchinson

LEXINGTON — Madison Central coach Kyle Congleton was not pleased with his team’s performance last weekend in the first tournament of the season.

The Indians shot a combined score of 320 (+32) and tied for eighth place at the Cardinal Classic in Campbellsville.

Central bounced back with a solid performance on Monday.

Despite not having one of their top golfers in the line-up, the Indians shot a +15, 303, and tied for second place at the Lafayette Five-Star Invitational.

The event was held at Picadome Golf Course.

“It was great to see the guys bounce back from what we would consider a disappointing opening tournament — and to do it with Warren (Thomis) was even more impressive,” Congleton said. “I have to realize I’ve got a lot of young kids who are just now getting a chance to play in the top five. But, my expectations for these kids are just as high as last year, even with the lack of experience.”

South Oldham (+5, 293) took the title on Monday, finishing 10 shots ahead of Central and Clark County. Henry Clay (+20, 308) was fourth and Frederick Douglass (+23, 311) was fifth.

Model Laboratory (+71, 359) finished 14th.

Madison Southern’s Clifton Scully — playing as an individual — tied for third place after shooting an even-par 72. Scully had four birdies (No. 2, 10, 11 and 13) and four bogies (No. 12, 14, 16 and 18).

Braydon Bond and Seth Barker both shot 75 and led the way for Central.

Bond had four birdies (No. 1, 3, 6 and 13), while Barker had two birdies (No. 9 and 10) as they both finished tied for 10th.

Radney Bales shot a 76 and was 17th. Boo Crawley finished at 77 and Reese Keaton shot an 83.

Central’s Warren Thomis, who shot a +1, 73, and finished tied for fifth place on Saturday in Campbellsville, is playing in the 104th Kentucky Open this week at Persimmon Ridge in Louisville.

Davis Cole shot a +11, 83, for Model on Monday. Jake Hajjar posted an 84. Ryan Kidd finished at 92. Carson Neal shot a 100 and Garrett Kidd finished at 119.

Neal and Hajjar each had one birdie.

Central, Southern and Model are set to return to action Tuesday at the MCHS Invitational at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.