September 2nd, 2015

St. X No. 1, SHA No. 2 in midseason golf polls

Staff Report


St. X No. 1, SHA No. 2 in midseason golf polls
Ryan Bender is one of Sacred Heart's top three golfers / file photo by Conor Revell

The St. Xavier and Sacred Heart golf teams are in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association midseason top five.

St. X is ranked No. 1 on the boys’ side and looking to win its second straight state championship with its top five back from last year.

Seniors Mike Sass, Allen Hamilton, Billy Basham, Matt Liston and Drew Kiehl all played in last year’s state tournament. Sass has played in every state tournament since his freshman year, while Billy Basham has played in the past two state tournaments.

Sacred Heart is No. 2 on the girls’ side. The Valkyries are looking to win an unprecedented fifth straight state championship but are rather young.

Junior Morgan Tinsley and sophomores Erin Rowland and Ryan Bender are the only golfers that returned from last year’s squad. But the youthful group is rather talented as they took top-ranked E’town to a playoff in a tournament earlier this year.

The boys’ regional tournament will be Sept. 28, while the girls’ will be held Sept. 29. The state tournament will be Oct. 5-7 for the boys at Bowling Green Country Club, while the girls’ will be Oct. 8-10 at the same location.

BOYS’ RANKINGS

1. St. Xavier

2. McCracken County

3. Union County

4. Franklin County

5. Greenwood

GIRLS’ RANKINGS

1. Elizabethtown

2. Sacred Heart

3. Madison Central

4. Paul Dunbar

5. Notre Dame

(tie) Scott County

 

 

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