Cougars' Kade Scott Claims 2A Golf Title
Cougar standout Kade Scott notched his second 2A state golf championship in a row Tuesday, winning by single stroke at the Holiday Island Country Club in Eureka Springs. Meanwhile, the Mohawks qualified two members of the girls' team, and one from the boy's team, for their respective state tourneys as well. Among them, Piggott's Ashlee Vaughn posted a strong seventh place finish.
After finishing second in the 2A-3 district on the Turkey Mountain Course, at Horseshoe Bend, Rector's Kade Scott entered the 2A state golf tournament looking to make a strong showing--and the talented youngster did just as planned. Jumping out to an early lead, he held a three stroke advantage until the final hole of play, finishing with a 79, one stroke ahead of second. The performance earned him his second 2A state golf title in a row, after took the championship by six strokes last fall at Thunder Bayou, in Blytheville. His top finish also garners Scott All-State honors once again.
Girls 3A State
The Piggott Lady Mohawk golf team qualified two players for last week's 3A girl's state tournament, held at the Fayetteville Country Club, as a total of 64 golfers took part in the competition.
Representing the Mohawks were Ashlee Vaughn, who was making a return appearance, along with Grayson Murray.
Vaughn once again had a strong outing, as she carded a 97 on the day and earned a seventh place finish just four strokes off a tie for second. Her performance also earned Vaughn All-State honors. This year's title went to Darby Beason of Booneville, as she beat second place by 14 strokes with a 79. Meanwhile, Murray had a good finish for the Mohawks as she shot a 117, which earned her a tie for 25th place.
Boys 3A State
Tuesday the boys 3A state was held at Batesville, and Piggott's Noah May competed as one of the top finishers from the district tournament. May carded an 89 on the Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Batesville, 12 strokes off the winning round of 77.