The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats finished their season with an 8th place finish at the Region 3 Golf tournament last Tuesday at the Franklin Country Club.
“It’s been a great season especially not knowing what we were going to be faced with to start the season,” Lady Cats head coach Sarah Dinwiddie said. “The season has flown by and it has actually turned out to be a longer season than expected. Can’t believe it is over. We have had some entertaining moments this season, a little bit of everything but it was fun.”
Sophomore Conleigh Wilson led the team with a score of 89. She was four strokes away from qualifying for the girls’ state tournament as an individual.
“This was the best score that I have shot in other region tournaments,” Wilson said. “My biggest struggle today was putting. I was two to three putting on every green. I didn’t put everything together like I wanted but I enjoyed playing today.”
Senior Madie Hall played her last match for her career for the Lady Cats’ golf program as she carded a score of 104.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything else better today. I played with some really nice players and we had a great time,” Hall said. “I did a little worse today than at last year’s regional. I love these girls and they are in food hands with Coach Sarah. Can’t wait to see how these girls play as they get older.”
“It is amazing to see how much she has improved and progressed over the last three to four years. It has been a pleasure to be her coach,” Dinwiddie said. “She has really come out of her shell this year and taken on the role of the senior and took the younger girls under her wing. It’s truly been nice to have her work with them and be the support and uplift them.”
7th grader Chloe Chaney fired a score of 112 with 8th graders Meryn McBrayer with a 126 and Morgan Hunter rounding out the scorecard with a 129.
“I shot two shots worse than what I did last time we were here,” Chaney said. “I am going to work on chipping and putting a lot for next season. My drives and shots from the fairway weren’t bad but chipping and putting needs some work For my first season, this was fun and I’m already looking forward to next season.”
“I didn’t get off to a good start in the tournament but I felt like as I kept on playing, I was scoring much better,” McBrayer said. “This season was so much fun I am going to miss it a lot. I love coming out to practice and seeing and playing with the girls. I am going to work on my drives. I’m feeling good with my putting and shots from the fairway.”
“Conditions were not the best which made my day not so great,” Hunter said. “It was chilly to start and it made playing tough for me today. I putted one hole six times so it was an adventure. I will look back at this tournament and the season overall and it was a fun season to play with my friends on different courses.”
South Warren won the tournament with a team score of 308 with senior McKenna Stahl winning the individual title with an even par score of 72.