The Mason County Royals are starting to heat up on the golf course, with one other prime ten end towards a few of the strongest golf groups throughout the commonwealth.
The Royals headed to Lexington to participate within the Kentucky Cup on the Wildcat Membership. Going through off towards groups like Trinity, Madison Central and St. Xavier is not any straightforward feat, however the Royals have seen these groups play earlier than, and stay assured of their skill regardless of some above common scoring by the crew as of late.
The Royals totaled a 310, putting ninth amongst the 22 extremely gifted groups. The distinction between a prime ten end and eleventh place was simply two strokes, with the Royals beating out Greenwood by one and Covington Catholic by two.
Mason County’s primary golfer, Jake Feldhaus, but once more let the crew in strokes, taking pictures a 67, tying for first with Greenwood’s senior and College of Kentucky Commit Jacob Lang.
Lang and Feldhaus then returned to the sector to compete in two playoff holes, the primary leading to one other tie. Lang obtained the higher hand within the second and took residence the primary place medal and Feldhaus the runner up.
Royals head coach Bryson Bennett has nothing however positives to say about Feldhaus, commending his skill to compete alongside and surpass many faculties’ senior gamers, as a sophomore.
“Jake’s very underrated. He doesn’t essentially play in quite a lot of summer time tournaments, so his identify doesn’t actually get on the market, however any event you see he’s gonna be in that prime 5. In opposition to one of the best of one of the best, and the loopy factor is, he’s solely a sophomore. He’s competing towards these seniors which might be profitable first, second and third place ans he’s a sophomore so simply think about how good he could be when he’s that senior competing towards these seniors now.” mentioned coach Bennett.
Alongside Feldhaus had been the remainder of the Royals, all scoring effectively.
Coming in simply behind Feldhaus with a 77 is sophomore Noah Gardner. Cole Owens shot an 82, Ryan Skaggs an 84 and Quin Grooms an 87.
With Feldhaus breaking into the 60s, and Gardner decreasing his rating again down into the 70s, The Royals are on monitor to be the place they wish to be by the point the regional event rolls round. Of their final event, the place the Royals positioned seventh, Feldhaus shot a 70 putting him third individually, Grooms an 80, Skaggs an 83 and Gardner and Owens an 84.
The Royals know how one can decrease their scores, as evident by yesterday’s efficiency within the Kentucky Cup. The extra time they spend with every golf course, and the extra time they spend on the greens, the higher their efficiency can be heading into regional event time.
Mason County can be again at it once more this morning in Winchester, heading to the Winchester Nation Membership to participate within the WCC Semi-State Preview. This can conclude the Royals’ 4 day back-to-back highway journey, giving the crew a a lot wanted break earlier than the Mason County Open at Laurel Oaks subsequent week.
The WCC Semi-State Preview hosted by George Rogers Clark will characteristic 18 extremely sturdy golf groups from across the state, with 10 people making up the sector. Play will start at 9 a.m. this morning with a shotgun begin.