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EKU’s Moberly, U of L’s Kehoe top State Am qualifying

Elsa Moberly, left, and Ellen Kehoe tied for first place in qualifying Monday at the Women’s State Amateur in Elizabethtown.
Elsa Moberly, left, and Ellen Kehoe tied for first place in qualifying Monday at the Women’s State Amateur in Elizabethtown.

A pair of college golfers posted the top scores in Monday’s qualifying round of the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur Championship at Elizabethtown Country Club.

Elsa Moberly, who announced her transfer from Mississippi State to Eastern Kentucky after completing her freshman year in May, and Ellen Kehoe, a sophomore-to-be from the University of Louisville, were tied at 73 after 18 holes of stroke play Monday.

Match play will be the format for the remainder of the 31-player tournament. Fifteen first-round matches tee off Tuesday. Moberly, a Pulaski County High School graduate who was Kentucky’s Miss Golf in 2014, received a bye to Wednesday’s second round. Kehoe, a former all-state player at Taylor County High School, was runner-up to champion Becky Sharpe in last year’s State Am.

Murray State’s Anna Moore of Hopkinsville (77) and Jane Watts of Woodford County (78) followed Moberly and Kehoe. Lee University’s Caroline Moore from North Laurel also fired a 78 Monday to round out the top five.

View Monday’s qualifying-round scores.

Pairings and tee times for the first round of match play, beginning Tuesday morning at E-town:

Championship Division

Elsa Moberly-bye

8:40—Taylor Church vs. Madison Chaney

8:48—Candice Iceman vs. Krissy Martin

8:56—Rachel Pingleton vs. Jessica Cornelius

9:04—Jane Watts vs. Charli Jo Doss

9:12—Michaela Jarman vs. Erin Perkins

9:20—Caroline Moore vs. Hannah Scroggins

9:28—Alison Miller vs. Hannah Turner

9:36—Ellen Kehoe vs. Tammy Pryor

9:44—Judianne Speach vs. Kylie Withrow

9:52—Kaitlin Riley vs. Laurie Goodlett

10:00—Rebecca Black vs. Cynthia Powell

10:08—Anna Moore vs. Kennedey Murray

10:16—Paton Carter vs. Jessica Grace

10:24—Ale Walker vs. Linda Neikirk

10:32—Laura McQueen vs. Gina Nuzzo

First Division

8:00—Sharon Bunch vs. Melba Kindervater

8:08—Jean Vickers vs. Melanie Simpson

8:16—Bonnie Brumfield vs. Marsha Bordas

8:24—Marilyn Maffet vs. Judy Lyle

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