Glasgow sits in seventh place after the opening day of the KHSAA girls’ golf tournament Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club.

Glasgow finished with a team total of 354, one shot ahead of Owen County.

Nina McMurtrey led the way for Glasgow, firing a 7-over 79. She currently sits tied for 17th overall.

“They always set this course up tough at state,” McMurtrey said. “The pins were in a few tricky places today, but I really would have liked to have hit my irons a little better – got my approaches in there a little tighter. Hopefully tomorrow I can come back and do that and have a better round.”

Bailey Birdsell finished with an 87. Graycen Flatt and Lenna Harlow shot 94.

The Lady Scotties head into play Wednesday four shots behind sixth-place Cooper and 10 shots behind fifth-place North Hardin.

“We have four seniors as our top four right now, so I think all of us want to come out here and have a really good day tomorrow – make the most of our last high school tournament ever,” McMurtrey said. “Just play for each other and we will be fine.”

While Wednesday will be McMurtrey’s final round of her prep career, she said she doesn’t think it will be hard to contain her emotions and focus on her game.

“I’ve never really been emotional on the golf course,” McMurtrey said. “Hopefully I can go out and have fun tomorrow and hold the emotions until after the round. I’m excited. I love these girls. I love playing for and with them. It’s been a great senior year.”

Marshall County leads the team standings with an 18-over 306. Madison Central is second, 20 shots back with a 326. Madisonville-North Hopkins (333) is third (334), with Sacred Heart (335) fourth.

Madison Central’s Claira Beth Ramsey and Bullitt East’s Macie Brown shared the individual lead following the morning season, finishing with an even-par 72. Lyon County’s Cathryn Brown and Thomas Nelson’s Madison Borders were one shot back after shooting an opening-round 71.

South Warren's Ainslee Cruce finished with a 6-over 78 and is tied for 12th heading into the final day. Barren County's Landry Steenbergen (10-over 72), South Warren’s Sydney McClanahan (12-over 84) and Greenwood's Emma Harmon (12-over 84) are all projected to make the cut for the final day.

Bowling Green’s Macy Meisel, Edmonson County’s Paige Wolfe and Logan County’s Abby Forbes also competed in the first round, but did not make the cut.

Play was suspended with several golfers still on the course. The first round will conclude at 7 a.m. with the second round beginning an hour after the first round is completed. Tee times will be determined following the first round.

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