The East and West Carter golf teams took part in several tournaments this past week.

Last Tuesday at Hidden Cover Golf Course, Elliott County took top honors with a score of 151 holding off Greenup County by 17 strokes.

The Raiders carded a 179 while the Comets headed into the clubhouse with a 187.

Bryce Bush continues to consistently lead East Carter for a team-best 11th time with a score of 40.

There was a quick turnaround for the Raiders as they hosted Fairview at Hidden Cove. The Raiders shaved 14 strokes off their game from the previous match to defeat the Eagles 165. Fairview scored a 210 in the match.

East Carter's No. 3 man Darrien Riffe leads the team with a medalist score of 38.

The EKC Tournament kicked off at Carter Caves on Thursday.

With East’s No.1 Bryce Bush unable to play due to injury, Riffe stepped up to lead East Carter to a third place finish and the final qualifying spot for the conference championship with a score of 40.

Riffe lost in a playoff to Trey Greenhill (West Carter) for individual medalist honors. The Raiders had a team score of 180 and the Comets finished one stroke behind with a 181.

Russell took top honors in the qualifier with a 172.

In the EKC championships on Monday, East Carter finished in a tie for first place with Fleming County with a score of 168. With a tie in place, the two teams squared off in a sudden death playoff.

The Panthers squeaked out a one-stroke victory over the Raiders with a team playoff score of 18, just one stroke ahead of East Carter on the first playoff hole.

East Carter was led by senior Tyler Bush with a individual score of 40.

“From top to bottom this was our most constant team play for the season,”

Coach Steve Kennedy said.

On the girls' side of things, Cameron Rice continues to lead the Lady Raiders with an individual fourth place finish at the EKC at Carter Caves with a 47 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and was the overall medalist against Ashland with a score of 45 at Hidden Cove GC on Monday.

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