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2015 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist: Emma Talley

Former Caldwell County star Emma Talley is a three-time KHSAA state champion who is a senior at Alabama.
Former Caldwell County star Emma Talley is a three-time KHSAA state champion who is a senior at Alabama. Associated Press

We are revealing, in reverse alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2015 Lexington Herald-Leader Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Jan. 26 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in the Jan. 27 Herald-Leader. The third finalist is:

EMMA TALLEY

2015 claim to fame: As a junior for Alabama, the Caldwell County product won the women’s NCAA golf championship by one shot and was National Honda Award winner for women’s golf.

What a voter said: “What Talley did turned some heads. An NCAA championship at that level is just one step from (LPGA) competition.” Gary Moyers, The Cats’ Pause

Previously announced finalists: Kelsi Worrell, Karl-Anthony Towns

If you go: Bluegrass Sports Awards

When: Jan. 26

Where: Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom

Cost: Tables of 10, $1,250; individual tickets, $150.

Tickets: Bluegrass Sports Commission (859) 286-5156 or https://2016bsatickets.eventbrite.com

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