Ladycat golfers tee off at state tournament

  • Cailyn Harper
    Cailyn Harper

    Pendleton County Ladycats senior Emilie Bertram and freshman Cailyn Harper competed in the 2020 state tournament held at Bowling Green Country Club on Oct. 9.
    For Bertram it was her fourth and final appearance while Harper made her debut at the premier event in high school golf that saw competitors from all around the Commonwealth vying for the title of champion.
    Both girls saw ups and downs throughout their round as they would miss the cut to advance to day two of competition. Bertram concluded her varsity career turning in a round of 89 (+17) while Harper posted a 101 (+29).
    Coach Rob Bertram had a chance to watch his daughter finish her high school career.
    “What I see in store for her in her future makes it easier for me to deal with her high school career coming to an end,” he said. She plans on attending EKU and go through their Professional Golf Management program with degress in businesws and marketing and come out as a golf professional. Her plans includes making a career in the golf industry.
    “Emilie actually played pretty well at Bowling Green but some tough breaks on the first three holes made it hard to fight back from. With a 47 on the front she turned it around on the back shoot 42 total of 89, 87 was a cut and she missed by two,” said Coach Bertram
“Cailyn played great for her first appearance at Bowling Green,  a little nervous at the start but play pretty consistent golf. She started on hole 10 and finished her  first nine with a 51 and shot 50 on her second nine,” he said while adding that Harper had practiced some at Kincaid that had the same type of grass.
    Head coach Rob Bertram said he was proud of how his girls performed throughout the entire season and is excited for the potential of his returning player’s next year.