East finishes well in Charger Open

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By Mike Farner

 SHEPHERDSVILLE – On the very first day of the high school golf season, the Bullitt East Chargers hosted The Charger Open at Heritage Hill Golf Course.

     The 2014 edition of the event attracted participants from 26 schools with 120 players taking part in the 18-hole event.

     It was a highly competitive field as five teams broke 320 over the challenging Heritage Hill Golf Course lay-out. The final numbers had North Oldham winning the team battle with a 299 total, barely edging out Franklin County as the Flyer finished with a 302. Third place went to Elizabethtown at 310 while Ballard was fourth with a 314. Bullitt East then captured fifth place with a 319.

     North Oldham finished with all five players shooting between 74 and 79. Franklin County’s Cook was the low individual medalist with a 69, but the Flyers also had two 81s.

     Bullitt East junior Ethan Breeden challenged for the top spot, but had to settle for a tie for second play with a 71. Three other players also finished with a 71.

     The other scores for Bullitt East included a 75 for Sam Wilson while Zach Taylor had an 86 and Sonny Foreman an 87. The fifth score was a 95 by Hunter Simmons.

     Bullitt East also had a second team competing in the event. The Chargers’ ‘B’ team finished with a 389 total. That total included an 88 by Mark Murphy along with a 97 by Luke Whitley and a 98 by Ian Kerr. The other two scores were a 106 by Zach Holden and a 108 by Steven Peak.

     Bullitt Central senior Alex Nusz also participated in the event and over his home course fired an 81.

Central Hardin Inv.

     A day later, Bullitt East again was in action at the Central Hardin Invitational at the Heartland Golf Club in Elizabethtown.

     This time the Chargers finished second with a 328 total, finishing a stroke ahead of Central Hardin for the runner-up spot. Elizabethtown, the early favorite in the Third Region this season, beat Bullitt East for the second day in a row claiming first with a 308 total.

     In the individual battle, Glasgow’s Chase Landrum was the overall winner with a 71. Bullitt East’s Breeden tied for second along with Whitefield Academy’s Taylor Cash as each player fired a 72.

     The other top scores for Bullitt East was an 80 from Wilson and an 84 from Taylor.