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Southwestern wins inaugural Shelby County Girls Golf Tournament

Triton Central senior Emma Branham and the Southwestern Spartans will go down as trivia answers when it comes to the history of the Shelby County Girls Golf Tournament.

The inaugural event was held Thursday at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield where Southwestern posted a 20-shot victory over Morristown. Triton Central was incomplete with just three golfers but produced the tournament’s first individual champion.

Branham shot 12-over-par 48 for nine holes Thursday to secure a 4-shot victory over Morristown’s Delaney Cornn (52).



Southwestern and head coach Gary Muldoon (photo above) claimed the team trophy with three golfers shooting between 54 and 56.

Lily Kerber and McKinley Correll each posted 54s while Alison Muck shot 56. The Spartans’ scorecard was completed by Sydney Griffin’s 61.

For Morristown, McKinley Kile shot 62, Ashlee Ballinger carded 64 and Clara Hale shot 67. Mollie Runnebohm was one shot back at 68.

After Branham, Kendra Erdmann shot 59 for TC and Olivia Martin shot 66.

Waldron does not have a girls golf program.