McAuley Catholic senior Connor Schlegel and Lamar face added pressure today — welcomed, of course — in the second round of MSHSAA state golf tournaments.
Schlegel trails by only a shot in the quest for Class 1 individual honors in Bolivar at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club.
Class 2 Lamar is in the hunt for team supremacy in Nixa at Fremont Hills Country Club. The Tigers trail leader St. Peters Lutheran by five strokes — 317-322.
Class 4 Joplin has two players in the chase for lofty finishes at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.
Senior Griffen Locke and junior Nick Yuhas are among seven players at 76. They’re tied for 11th Leader Adam Lechner of Kearney shot a sparkling 3-under-par 69.
Class 3 West Plains is seventh among nine teams at Sedalia Country Club entering today’s final holes.
Class 4 at Springfield
Kickapoo’s John Rolland Fuchs also is in the group with the Eagles’ Locke and Yuhas. Those are the top individual scorers out of the Ozark Conference.
The team leader with 308 is St. Louis Marquette. Wentzville Timberland is in second place with 310. Kickapoo, with 323, is seventh among eight teams.
Class 3 at Sedalia
The team title certainly is up in the air with at least four teams battling it out.
Mary Institute Country Day School (308), Cape Girardeau Notre Dame (210), Excelsior Springs (312), St. Louis Westminster Christian Academy (313) and Kansas City Pembroke Hill (318) are the leading team hopefuls.
Ethan Luecke, Warrenton, shot a par-70 to lead Sikeston’s Gabe Wheeler by one shot in the medalist chase.
Aurora’s Grant Seifried shot a 79. Teammates Josh Fronabarger and Jordan Fronabarger added 83 and 87, respectively.
Nevada’s Levi Palmer posted an 86.
Class 2 at Nixa
Mount Vernon’s Tripper Jensen is tied for third in the medalist hunt with a 4-over-par 75.
The Mountaineers are tied for sixth in team standings with 349.
Three Lamar players are in the top 15 with Caleb Fischer and Landon Maberry tied for 10th with 78s and Logan McArthur tied for 15th with 79.
Derek Nagel and Kealon Cox shot 87 and 90, respectively, for Lamar.
Mount Vernon also got 87 from Korey Pryer, 88 from Devin Brown, 99 from Ian Reeves and 104 from Canyon Moenkhoff.
Bradley Jumper of Seneca shot 82.