Cougars' Scott Sixth in State Overall
Rector's Kade Scott finished out his high school golf career tied for sixth place out of 21 golfers by shooting a 79, six strokes over par, Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock.
He landed in the sand on the first hole, exploded out and tapped in for a bogey. He moved to plus two on the second hole, and was at plus six at the end of the seventh. A big birdie on the eighth took him to plus five, which is where he remained throughout the first nine.
A birdie on 10, and pars on 12 and 13 kept him at plus five through the 14th hole. He tapped in pars on 15, 16 and 17, ending with plus six; he won his group by five strokes.
Scott was paired with the 3A and 4A state champions from Mayflower and Warren.
"Kade represented Rector well and proved that he is one of the top golfers in the state," coach Matt Mills said. "Kade got off to a slow start, bogeying five of the first seven holes. He really settled in after that and played exceptional golf. He should be proud of the way he finished his high school career."
When asked about his career, Scott replied, "Thank you mom, dad, and Alec for always being there throughout my high school career. I couldn't have done it without the great support of the town of Rector. God gave me the strength to get through it! Luke 18:27, Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with man is possible with God.'"