Vaughn, Mohawk Boys Are District Golf Champs
Lady Mohawk sophomore standout Ashlee Vaughn shot a 49 Friday, Sept. 20, to take low medalist honors at the 3-3A district golf tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott. Vaughn, the only girl on this year's Mohawk golf team, earned a spot in the state tournament with her performance.
Tuesday the boys took the team title, as Austin Murray, Noah May and Jordan Blascoe carded a 278 to edge out Corning's 285. Harrisburg came in third with a 293 and Rivercrest also qualified for the state tournament with a 322. The victory also insures the boy's team a trip to the 3A state tournament.
Due to rainy conditions on Friday, the golfers only played one round and their scores were doubled. This gave Vaughn the low medalist honors, as she outdistanced second place MaKaleigh Riddle of Harrisburg by a full 20 shots, 98 to 118.
In team play, the Corning Lady Bobcats took first place honors with a combined 346, as MiKayla Morrow shot 108, Amber Russom carded a 110 and Natalie Price finished with a 128. Meanwhile, the Lady Colts of Rivercrest also qualified for the state tournament with a second place 380, as they got a 120 from Shannon Forister, and identical 130's from Madison Goble and Kelsie Wilson.
"Ashlee came out a little slow and shot a 7 on the first hole," noted Mohawk golf coach Alan Rabjohn. "But she settled down from there, I think she just had a few nerves to work out--and she did great."
The girl's 3A state golf tournament will tee off at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30. This year's tournament is being hosted by Mt. View High School, and is being played on the Mountain Ranch course at Fairfield Bay.
Murray shot 47 and 44 on Tuesday for a 91, while May's rounds of 49 and 43 earned him a 92 and Blascoe shot 47 and 48 for a 95. Reese Gurley also played, but didn't figure in the scoring with a 104.
Low medalist was Seth Robinson of Corning with an 84.
The boy's 3A state golf tournament is scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct.7, at the Chamberlyne Country Club and is being hosted by Danville High School.