Golf Update

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Updating golf news on both the high school and local level..

The Mohawk boy's golf team finished fifth in the district tournament, played Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Batesville, but did qualify senior Noah May for the upcoming state tourney.

Cedar Ridge took the district title with a 265, Corning was second with 278, Manila was third with a 286, Rivercrest shot a 306 for fourth place and the Mohawks finished with 316 while Hoxie's 416 rounded out the field. Medalist was Birmingham of Manila with an 82.

For the Tribe, May shot a 91 to qualify for the state tourney, Trey Gossett carded a 96; Ethan Holcomb shot a combined 129 and Isaac Langley shot a 132.

The score qualified May for yet another trip to the 3A state golf tournament, being played Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Eagle Mountain in Batesville and hosted by Cedar Ridge.

The girls 3A state golf tournament was scheduled to be played at the Fayetteville Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 29, and is being hosted by West Fork High School. Lady Mohawk Ashlee Vaughn was slated to compete for the second year in a row, after taking medalist honors last week at the district tournament at SCCC. Results were not available as of press time, and the complete story may be found in the Oct. 7, edition of the CCTD.

Meanwhile, Ron Mangold, of Pocahontas, had the best score at the individual club championship at the Sugar Creek Country Club this past weekend. Mangold carded rounds of 65 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday to take first place with a 134, four strokes better than second. This year's runner-up, and club champion for 2015, was Daniel Gossett of Piggott. He shot rounds of 68 and 70 for a 138, while Barry DeHart was runner-up for the club title with 70s both days as he shot 140.

In the "A" flight top honors went to Tyler Hays of Paragould, as he shot 76 and 74 for a 150. Meanwhile, Kevin Jones of Piggott was second with a 151 and Ron Kemp of Rector took third place honors with a 152.

The winner in "B" flight was Rodney Burns of Paragould, as he shot 78 and 76 for a combined 154. Second place went to Brad Montgomery of Piggott with a 159 and Larry McCoy, also of Piggott, shot a 163 for third place.

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