Winning a regional title is quite the accomplishment. Winning two in the span of just four months in two different sports is something else. And, that feat is something that McCracken County junior Sophie Hollowell accomplished on Wednesday afternoon.
The multi-sport athlete has risen to the occasion time and time again, claiming the First Region individual title in tennis back in May, and claimed the same title, this time in golf on Wednesday.
Many coaches, athletic directors and spectators noted the accomplishment after hearing of Hollowell’s victory.
“This was very exciting, I was not expecting this,” Hollowell said of her most recent victory. “We have a lot of good golfers in our region so I never really thought I’d have the chance to win, but I just played extra good today.”
Hollowell led the entire field of female golfers with a 2-under-par 69 at Paxton Park Golf Course to claim the First Region Individual title.
“I haven’t recently been playing very good, so I feel like I deserved a good round to come. I was waiting for it, so I’m glad today was the day.”
The Lady Mustang sat at even par through the first 14 holes of play leading up to a lengthy par 5, 15th hole. She would go on to shoot eagle on the hole, one which many others saw bogey or worse on throughout the day.
Three straight pars followed as she closed out her round, allowing her the 2-under-par finish.
“I knew that I was even heading into hole and that put me two under because I had two bogeys, so that made up for some of my mistakes,” Hollowell said. “I just knew I had to stay calm, par the rest of the holes and I would be just fine.”
Winning the regional title advances Hollowell to the Sub-State round Monday at Calvert City Country Club where she will be joined by fellow teammate Harper Hunt who shot a 93 to qualify as one of the 10 individuals to advance in the postseason.