Rager Paces Local Golfers at Junior PGA Stop in Franklin

Todd County Central senior Austin Rager bested five other golfers in winning the Kentucky Junior PGA Players Series at Country Creek Golf Course in Franklin Thursday.

Rager’s round included a birdie and an eagle-3 on the par-5 seventh hole. He shot a 3-over-par 75 to win the 16-18 division by five shots over Nortonville’s Trae Barber. Rager earns 100 points toward his ranking on the Kentucky Junior PGA standings.

Hopkinsville High’s James Folz shot a 5-over 77 to take fourth place in the 15-16 age group. UHA’s Jiles Wyatt finished tied for sixth place with a score of 81 over 18 holes. Hopkinsville High’s Evan Pyle finished tied for 15th in the age group with a round of 92.

On the girls’ side, UHA seventh grader Conlee Lindsey finished tied for second just one shot off the lead. Lindsey shot a 94. Caldwell County freshman Claire Knoth shot a 96 to finish fourth, and UHA freshman Rheagan Lindsey took seventh place with a round of 113.

In the 16-18 age division, Crittenden County senior Lauren Gilchrist finished in fourth place with a round of 79.