|Bluebirds Edge Estill County|
|Highlands senior Justin Gabbard watches following a shot in a recent dual match.|
(Img: G. Michael Graham)
By G. Michael Graham
The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team racked up a seventh tournament title winning the Eagle Trace Invitational in Morehead on Saturday.
The Bluebirds edged out Estill County, 303-304 to win the championship. Third-place Cooper and Scott County shot 324.
Highlands seniors Luke Muller and Justin Gabbard finished in the top seven again on the par-72 course. Muller shot one-under 71 to tie for third and Gabbard shot 72 to take sixth. Sophomore Joel Craft shot 79 and eighth grader Hank Shick fired 81 to finish off the scoring.
"We played well again," said Bert Richey, Highlands Head Coach. "Since I've been here, that's the most wins we've had in a year. Anytime we can get three kids in the 70s and one kid in the low 80s, we'll have a chance."
Highlands senior Isaiah Lampkin also golfed. He shot 88.
"I try to practice as much as I can to prepare for the tournaments that we have," Lampkin said. "If I'm struggling with a part of my game whether its putting, chipping or shots from 60 yards in, I try to spend more time on that. I try to take as much pressure off myself as possible."
Highlands travels to the site of the state tournament in Bowling Green Country Club. The Bowling Green Invitational takes place Saturday.