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Golfers struggle in final round at state

October 7, 2018 | 2:01 am

Updated October 7, 2018 | 2:01 am

Daniel Love finished in a tie for 14th at the boys golf stat tournament. | File photo

After strong rounds on day one, the Daviess County golf team and Owensboro Catholic’s Jakob Wellman struggled in the final round of the state tournament.

Entering the second day of competition, the Panthers were in eighth place with a score of 318. A 346 Saturday dropped DCHS four spots in the rankings.

Daniel Love led the Panthers Friday with an even-par round to leave him an a tie for sixth individually. He had two birdies in his first nine holes in the second round, but ended the day with a 6-over-par 78 to drop to a tie for 14th.

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Wellman started the day in a tie for 17th at 2-over-par, but he struggled through a stretch of holes in the middle of his round. Three birdies on the day weren’t enough to even out a +13 score on holes 6-13, and Wellman finished with an 84 to tie for 44th.

The other Panthers’ golfers also posted higher rounds on day two with the exception of Brady Huckleberry. DCHS got scores from Nick Johnson (81-89), Braden Whistle (84-90), Jesse Holton (81-93) and Huckleberry (93-89).

October 7, 2018 | 2:01 am

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