Warner, Hill qualify for state tournament

September 30, 2003

SOMERSET - Kelli Warner of Casey County and Christina Hill of Danville earned spots in the Girls State Golf Tournament as the top two individual qualifiers Monday in the 8th Region Tournament.

Warner shot 80 and Hill shot 89 in the tournament at Somerset Country Club.

Warner's score was the lowest among girls not on one the first- or second-place teams. State berths go to the top two teams and the top five individuals not on those teams.

The Casey senior was second in last year's regional with a 73 on the same course. That score was out of reach after she shot 43 on the front nine Monday, but she rebounded with a 37 on the back nine to secure her fourth straight state tourney trip.

"She showed a lot of heart by coming back and shooting what she did on the back," Casey coach Shawn Pierce said.


Hill shot 89, shaving two strokes off her 2002 score on a day when most scores ran higher than they had been a year ago.

Amber Baker of Boyle County and Anne Montgomery of Danville missed earning state tournament berths by one and two strokes, respectively, after shooting 94 and 95. Tracy McClain of Mercer County shot 98 and was the only other area girl to break 100.

Russell County won the team title with a 318 score while Pulaski County had a 385 and Corbin a 412.

Boyle County had the best score among the four area teams, finishing fourth with a 415.

Lauren Scholl of Pulaski, a former Casey player, was the medalist at 40-33-73.

Warner and Hill will play in the state tournament Oct. 7-8 at Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland.


1. Russell County 318; 2. Pulaski County 385; 3. Corbin 412; 4. Boyle County 415; 5. Lincoln County 420; 6. Taylor County 424; 7. Somerset 427; 8. Casey County 438; 9. Mercer County 453; 10. Pulaski Southwestern 463; 11. Whitley County 483; 12. Garrard County 485; 13. Marion County 508; 14. Williamsburg 539; 15. South Laurel 565; 16. Pineville 588.


Lauren Scholl (Pulaski County) 73.


Kelli Warner (Casey County) 80, Christina Hill (Danville) 89, Amy Hart (Corbin) 91, Sarah Wilder (North Laurel) 93, Whitney Cassidy (Somerset) 93.


BOYLE COUNTY (415) - Amber Baker 94, Stephanie Elks 100, Katie Layfield 102, Carolann Buchanan 119, Emily Bryant 130.

LINCOLN COUNTY (420) - Candice Noe 101, Lindsey Rankin 101, Logan Atwood 102, Danielle Durham 116, Lindsey Jones 127.

MERCER COUNTY (425) - Tracy McClain 98, Krysta Honchel 105, Brittany Stamper 121, Samantha Sanders 129, Hillary Ransdell 134.

CASEY COUNTY (438) - Warner 80, Natalie Wesley 100, Rachel Brown 115, Ashley Foley 143, Jenna Rousey 212.

GARRARD COUNTY (485) - Whitney Cox 113, Emily Burton 119, Tiffany Meadors 124, Brooke Long 129, Ashley Singer 140.

DANVILLE - Hill 89, Anne Montgomery 95.

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