Scott Set to Play in Overall Golf Tourney
Rector Cougar standout Kade Scott notched his second 2A state golf championship in a row Tuesday, Oct. 6, winning by a single stroke at the Holiday Island Country Club in Eureka Springs.
Scott started off great with a birdie on the first hole. He remained one under through three holes with a par on holes two and three. A double bogey on the fourth and a par on the fifth put Scott at plus one.
Nine holes later Scott was reported to have a score of three over by Rector Athletics Facebook page. He made a nice shot on the 12th hole with a chip-in birdie. He went into the 14th hole with a two stroke overall lead, and on the 17th hole he sank a big birdie taking him into the last hole up three strokes over the competition.
Buffalo Island Central's Trey DePriest started off slow, but in the final seven holes came back with a vengeance as Scott's biggest competition. In the end Scott eased past his challenger and won by one stroke with a score of 79.
"This is a very tough course and an easy one to make mistakes on," coach Matt Mills said. "Kade stayed focused and played solid all the way through. He seemed to bounce back from mistakes better than his competitors."
Scott will tee off at the state overall competition at 8:40 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. Last year he finished 11th, and "he stands a good chance at winning it as he's familiar with the course," Mills said. The top three competitors in all divisions, a total of 21 golfers, will compete in the state overall competition.