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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Highlands Boys Golf Wins Bourbon County

First Tournament Win of Season for Bluebirds

Twitter Photo. The Highlands Boys Golf team won the Bourbon County Invitational on Sunday.
The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team won its first tournament of the season Sunday.

Highlands won the Bourbon County Invitational shooting a 321 team total on the Par-72 course. Junior Justin Gabbard led the way shooting a 74 and placing third individually. Gabbard won medalist honors at the Shelby County Invitational and the Beechwood Invitational earlier in the season.

The four scorers shoot 87 or below. Junior Luke Muller shot a 77 and freshman Joel Craft shot an 83. Muller finished fifth overall. Eighth grader Ryan Toole rose up to shoot the 87. The fifth golfer for the Bluebirds was seventh grader Hank Schick.

"We had four kids that played pretty well," said Bert Richey, Highlands Head Coach. "All four kids did their part. That's why we won."

Richey said the course contained a number of roughs and water hazards. He said players could be penalized if they did not play the hazards properly.

"It takes a lot of hard work and dedication," Toole said. "We all need to our part. I think the team has really been working hard to reach our goal. I think (Sunday) we got that next step done."

Highlands also golfed in the Bowling Green Invitational at Bowling Green Country Club on Saturday placing 12th out of 20 teams firing a 324. The par for the course is 72.

Louisville St. Xavier won it firing a 279. Gabbard tied for 15th firing a 74 and Muller shot a 78. Craft and Toole followed shooting 83 and 89 respectively and Shick also golfed in the tournament.

Highlands takes on Grant County on Friday at Eagle Creek Country Club in Dry Ridge.

The Highlands girls also golfed in the Bowling Green Invitational placing 12th out of 14 teams with a 387. Sophomore K.J. Toole led Highlands shooting an 87.

Highlands takes on St. Henry on Tuesday at the Highland Country Club. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.

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