Center Grove girls golf coach Jim Williams isn’t a big fan of predictions. So when his star golfer Lucy Young informed her teammates that she was going to shoot a 74 on Thursday, Williams couldn’t help but be a bit superstitious.
“We’re driving down and I hear her say, ‘I’m going to shoot for a 74 today,'” Williams said. “And I’m saying to myself, ‘Oh Lucy, you don’t want to be doing this right now.’ But she even bettered it.”
Young blistered Timbergate Golf Course to the tune of an even-par 72 to help the Trojans win the Johnson County Girls Golf Tournament on Thursday in Edinburgh.
So dominating was the junior’s round that she beat the next-best player, Whiteland’s Bri Harwell, by eight strokes.
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“My goal was to shoot 74, so I beat my goal,” Young said with a laugh. “I just hit a lot of greens today and my putting was pretty good too.”
“She doesn’t get too high, she doesn’t get too low,” Williams added. “She is just the most even-keeled little girl that I have ever seen. She doesn’t get too excited about things and she doesn’t beat herself up. She handled it very well.”
Buoyed by Young’s stellar round, Center Grove won the county title by nearly 20 strokes, shooting a 335. Meg Fosnot also made the all-county team with an 83, while Halle Booher and Maddie Heineman each shot 90.
Franklin finished second as a team with a 363, followed by Whiteland (376), Greenwood (379), Edinburgh (401), Indian Creek (431) and Greenwood Christian (452).
Joining Young and Fosnot on the all-county team was Harwell, who shot an 80, and Edinburgh’s Vanessa McManaway and Greenwood’s Maecee Terhune, each of whom shot 89.