Mohawk Golf Team Enjoys Early Season Success
August has been a busy, and productive, month for the Piggott Mohawk golf teams, as Coach Alan Rabjohn's squads have been in action for several weeks. Playing three different matches, the Mohawk boys and girls teams have competed in both conference and non-conference play. And for last year's sophomore standout, Ashlee Vaughn, she has picked up right where she left off as she's been top medalist all three times.
In action on Aug. 4, at Big Lake Country Club, the Tribe took on Manila, Buffalo Island Central and Riverside. For the girl's team, Vaughn was low medalist with a 51, while Elizabeth Hobbs and Molly Williams both shot 68's. As a team, the Lady Mohawks carded a 187 while BIC took first with a 180.
In boy's competition the Mustangs prevailed with a 129, while the Mohawks took second with a 152, Riverside carded a 154 for third and Manila was fourth with a 159. For the Mohawk boy's squad, Noah May and Jordan Blascoe each shot 47, Reese Gurley shot a 58, Payton Mann shot a 65 and Ethan Holcomb had a round of 69.
On Aug. 5, the Mohawks hosted Manila and Rector at Sugar Creek Country Club, and once again Vaughn was girl's low medalist with a 50. Rounding out the Lady Mohawk scores were Hobbs and Williams, as they both shot 72, while Taylor Adams had a 57 for the Lady Lions.
Meanwhile, the talented Kade Scott, of Rector, carded a healthy 34 to take medalist honors for the boys.
In team action, the Mohawks beat Manila 148 to 156, paced by May with a 45. Rounding out the Tribe's day were rounds of 48 for Blascoe, 55 for Gurley, 64 for Mann and 65 for Holcomb. Joel Burrow paced the Lions with a 45, while Justin Bratton carded a 55 and Gage Owen shot a 56.
The Mohawks hosted the Marmaduke Greyhounds on Friday, Aug. 15, at Sugar Creek Country Club and split on the day. But, the Tribe took medalist honors in both the boy's and the girl's competition, as Vaughn and May enjoyed top honors. In fact, both shot rounds of 46 on the day.
The boy's edged the 'Hounds behind the strong play of May, along with a 52 from Blascoe, 56 from Gurley, 59 from Mann and a 63 from Holcomb. Ails had the low round for Marmaduke with a 49, while Hendrix had a 53, Richey shot 54 and Hall shot a 57.
For the girl's team, along with Vaughn's stout 46, Grayson Murray carded a 59 and Hobbs shot a 72.
Both teams were scheduled to be back in action at SCCC on Tuesday, Aug. 26, but results were not available as of press time. They're slated to continue their season at home on Sept. 2, and will play on the road at Fox Hills Country Club the following day, on Sept. 3. They also have a match scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8, at Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott, and will play at Thunder Bayou, at Blytheville, on Sept. 15.