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Back in Black and on the Attack at Owen County Tournament

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by Jeremy Thornton
August 3, 2011

The Ryle Lady Raiders were dressed out in their all black uniform look for the first time this season at today's Owen County Tournament at Perry Park Golf Club and what they accomplished in two words was AMAZING and HISTORIC.  Lead by tournament 4th place finisher Alex Bruce whom shot a 2-over par 74 for the day the Ryle Lady Raiders would shoot a 3 year team record tournament score of 341 and finish in 3rd place overall.  Alex's day would begin with a couple of early bogeys but she would fight through some early struggles to play her final 11 holes in a combined 2 under to finish only 4 shots back of the tournament medalist.  Nadine Innes would have a very good day also shooting a 5 over par 77 and finishing in 9th place indvidiually.  Kayley Hughes, Morgan Clark, and Mollie Collins also played in the tournament and even though each had some struggles during the round all of them worked hard to shoot very respectable scores and contribute to the teams overall success on the day.  What each individually player was able to play thourgh and accomplish in the end allowed the Lady Raiders to complete their most successful tournament in appreance in the last 3 seasons which was an AMAZING accomplishment.

The tournament day was made even better in the fact that the Lady Raiders were able to out play all of their main rivals for the upcoming Regional season.  On the day the team bettered Grant County, Villa Madonna, Owen County, and even the allmighty team from NOTRE DAME.  By defeating Notre Dame the Lady Raiders pulled off what one might consider a HISTORIC accomplishment as the Notre Dame Pandas have not lost the Regional Tournament in seven seasons and are rarely if ever defeated by one of their rival Northern Kentucky opponents during that seven season run.

The Lady Raiders in one magical day severed notice to the rest of the Northern Kentucky area that they are no longer a team on the hunt but are now a team hunted by others wanting to gain a big victory.  It took a lot of hard work to reach this level of success and it will take a lot of harder work to maintain it but this years team has an edge to it and most observers would tell you that the Ryle Lady Raiders will play even better later in the season than they did today.  The Lady Raiders are definitly the talk of the local golf community at this moment and all Coach Thornton can say is that it is about time people stood up an took notice at what we have been doing at Ryle for the past three years and the talented and dedicated players that we have are finally getting their time in the spotlight.

Pictures from this event will be posted to the web site shortly


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