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Lady Raiders prove they are for real in 2011

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by Jeremy Thornton
August 8, 2011

If anyone thought that the Lady Raiders performance at the Owen County Invitational last week was some kind of one time thing or a fluke what they did at the Notre Dame Inviational proved otherwise.  The Lady Raiders held their own against a tough field and did not shy away from the lead group pairings in posting a team total of 343 and finishing in 6th place.  The Lady Raiders were lead by senior Alex Bruce who in shooting a 5 over par 75 was the Notre Dame Invitational individual champion.  Alex would earn her individual championship by holeing a tricky 4 foot putt for par on the first hole of a sudden death playoff allowing her to defeat her opponent from West Jassimine County.  This is Alex's first high school tournament championship and her teammates and coaches could not be prouder of her strong play during the day, her steady nerves in the playoff, and the notarity she earned not  only for herself but for the Ryle Lady Raiders program.  Nadine Innes, in only her second appearance at the course, would shoot an 8 over par 78 and finish in 4th place individually earning a plaque right along side of Alex for the day.  This is the second tournament in a row in which Alex and Nadine have finished in the top ten toghether, Alex having finished in the top 5 in both.  Morgan Clark and Mollie Collins also represented the Lady Raiders on Monday.  Both Morgan and Mollie spent the day playing smart controlled golf each hitting solid shot after solid shot and each girl continued to improve their 18 hole tournament scores and play.  Morgan and Mollie both are making improvements to their games that will loom large later in the season.

The Notre Dame Invitational was a day in which the Lady Raiders announced to the other teams of Northern Kentucky that they are a team to be reckoned with during the 2011 season.  This tournament was held at Twin Oaks Golf Course which is the Regional tournament site in 7 weeks and the Lady Raiders team total of 343 would be a score good enough to quailfy the team for a state tournament birth in October.  The Lady Raiders also see room for improvement as they played this tournament a player down as Kayley Hughes was missing due to a previously scheduled family vacation.  All in all the if the Lady Raiders team is able to keep their current attitude and work ethic for the next seven weeks they are proving that all goals will be reached.

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