MOUNT STERLING —
Walters, Salyers top girls
Boyd County eighth-grader McKinzie Walters won her third straight girls POY trophy. She won her second consecutive Grade 7-9 title to go with the 4-6 championship in 2011.
So which championship stands out?
“Last year, because I moved up,” Walters said. “This year, I've been hitting better. I got new clubs, I've built my strength up.”
Walters won Wednesday with a 90. She said her drives were the best part of her round because “they were going 220 (yards).”
Russell sophomore Baylee Salyers took the Grade 10-12 title. She was as taciturn as McGuire about her win.
“People say you should be excited,” Salyers said. “I am excited, I just don't show it.”
Salyers said yesterday her chipping and putting saved her sometimes erratic drives.
“I've been happy with my short game the whole season,” she said. “(Wednesday), I just noticed it as a strength. It all kind of tied in for a good round.”