Logan Liles, Lewis County golf

Lewis County eighth-grader Logan Liles hits a fairway wood at Monday's 12th Region Boys' Golf Championships in Morehead. Liles shot a 76 to finish in a tie for sixth place, helping the Lions to a runner-up finish and a state-tournament berth, the first in school history for the program.

Brad Laux, 1016 Sports

BOWLING GREEN - The 2017 Lewis County boys’ golf team made it to the state golf tournament for the first time in school history.

But after the first day, only one Lion remains.

Lewis County eighth grader Logan Liles advanced to the second day of the tournament by shooting a 5-over 77 in the first round of the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championship at Bowling Green Country Club on Tuesday.

Liles started with a double bogey on the par-4 10th hole, before making par on the next three holes. He recorded bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes, before recording par on the next two and getting a birdie on 18. Liles kept playing solid, making par on the first and second hole, before a bogey on No. 3 put him at 4-over. He bounced back with a birdie on the fifth hole, after recording par on the fourth. He was able to par No. 6 and No. 7, before closing out the round with a couple of bogeys to move to 5-over.

The eighth grader is currently tied for 42nd and is scheduled to tee off from the 10th hole at 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday for the second round.

Lyon County’s Cullan Brown sits atop the individual leaderboard after shooting a 5-under 67 in the first round.

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Lewis County missed the cut as a team, finishing 21st with a score of 336. Austin Ruggles shot a 12-over 84, Robby Draper shot a 14-over 86, Cameron Ruckel shot a 17-over 89 and Tate Willis shot a 25-over 97.

St. Xavier and Louisville Trinity are currently in a tie for first in the team standings at 290. Lexington Christian is third at 292 and Taylor County is fourth at 293.

Fleming County’s Jordan Hughes also missed the cut, shooting a 14-over 86 to finish tied for 109th.


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