Castle Sisters

The Castle sisters, from left: Kate, Sarah and Molly will lead the Wilson Central golf team into the District 9AAA tournament Monday, Sept. 21 at the Pine Creek Golf Course. 

Senior triplets at Wilson Central -

With the District 9AAA tournament looming ahead Sept. 21 at the Pine Creek Golf Course, Wilson Central's prolific Castle sisters are headed down the back nine of their standout prep careers at Wilson Central High.

Triplets Kate, Sarah and Molly, the daughter of Andy and Nancy Castle of Mt. Juliet, have played the game since their formative years.

"We got started in the First Tee program and have played ever since," said Sarah.

"First Tee" offers character education programs at golf courses, elementary schools and youth centers in all 50 states.

"We moved here from Ohio and found a First Tee chapter," dad Andy said. "It was great. They set the girls up with age appropriate clubs and we've gone on from there. The girls love the game.

"I never urged them to practice. They've been committed to the game from the very beginning. Years from now, this is something we can all do together."

The trio play and practice frequently at the Riverside Golf Links in Old Hickory and play Pine Creek as the home course for Wilson Central's golf program.

Last week in Greenbrier, the Castles helped the Lady Wildcats to a 156-185 win over Beech in a District 9 Large match at the Legacy Golf Club.

Sarah fired a 76 for top honors while Kate was second with a 79. Molly placed fourth with a 93.

Sarah and Kate will be playing on the collegiate level at NCAA Division II Milligan University in the fall of 2021.

The two are following in the footsteps of their older sister Meryl, who is a sophomore golfer for Milligan.

Molly, active in the Wilson Central FFA, won't be playing competitive golf beyond high school, but will attend college with hopes of pursuing a career in agriculture / animal life.

"I didn't know what to expect when I took over the golf program," said Wilson Central coach Josh Marlowe.

"I heard the Castle girls were really good golfers, but having come to know them better -- they are special young ladies.

"They are eager to learn more about the game and take coaching with a good attitude and a great understanding of the game.

"All three work extremely hard at their craft and they have set a tremendous example for everyone on the team."

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