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Mercy's Tran, Notre Dame win Lady Charger golf titles

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Girls' Golf

By Mike Farner

SHEPHERDSVILLE - After starting the week with one of their best showings ever in beating defending regional champion Central Hardin, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were looking for big things on Saturday in their own invitational tournament.

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The magic from early in the week did not roll over to Saturday. Playing in the Lady Charger Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville, coach Andy Oder’s team struggled with their game and finished tenth out of 16 teams.

“We are a little disappointed in our finish,” Oder said. “Especially considering the way we opened the week at Pine Valley against Central Hardin.”

The good news on Saturday was that Bullitt East hosted a strong event with some of the strongest teams in the area. The event with 88 competitors went off without a hitch.

The lone problem is that while many of the Bullitt East girls are familiar with Tanglewood that is not the team’s home course this season. In fact, as Oder pointed out, the team had not played a competitive round over the course in over a year.

Bullitt East finished with a 418 total. That score is well over the 182 that the team fired earlier in the week for 9-holes at Pine Valley against Central Hardin which finished at 194.

The top five scores included a 93 by Katie Nusz, a 97 by Meredith Oder, a 110 by Maggie Smith and a 116 from Melissa Roark. The other team members included McKenzie Perdew at 118, Emily Mingus at 119 and Alysa Ridgway at 130.

The winning individual on Saturday was Chau Tran from Mercy as she fired a 75. Sammi Smith of Assumption was second at 79 while Sayre’s Allison Hancock had an 81.

The team title went to Notre Dame in a close battle as they finished with a 353, just ahead of Henry County at 356. Shelby County, the defending champions, finished third at 364.