The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

April 25, 2012

Mount Vernon rolls to district golf crown

. — Missouri’s prep district golf tournaments had some unusual results.

Mount Vernon, which had the top four individuals, won by a whopping 45 strokes in Class 2 District 6.

Monett, in Class 3 District 6, advanced to sectionals by placing second and the Cubs had the co-medalist in senior Jacob Fair.

Purdy had a big performance in Class 1 District 5. The Eagles were champions and had the medalist in junior Phillip Roller.

McAuley Catholic was runner-up to Purdy in District 1-5.

The District 3-6 qualifiers will be hosted by Carl Junction at Briarbrook at 9 a.m. next Wednesday.

Class 3

AURORA, Mo. — Fair, who’s signed with the University of Missouri, tied Rogersville sophomore Davis Palen with 4-over-par 74 at Honey Creek Golf Course.

Rogersville bested the Cubs by seven strokes — 332-339 — for the team championship.

Webb City had three qualifiers in Dustin Davis and Ben Starkey (both 82) and Colton Craig (88).

Fifth-place finisher Carl Junction qualified senior Ethan Hutcheson, who was seventh with an 80, and junior Nic Smith (86).

Class 2

WILLARD, Mo. — Eric Wilmoth was the medalist for the Mountaineers with a 3-over-par 74 at Greene Hills.

Teammates following were Korey Pryer and David Rhoden with 76s and Tripper Jensen with an 83.

Lamar, which was third in the team standings, also advances its team with five players among the top 18 individuals.

Mount Vernon totaled 305 strokes. Catholic bested Lamar 350-354 for the runner-up berth.

Landon Maberry and Kealon Cox paced Lamar with an 86 and 89, respectively.

Diamond had two qualifiers in Jake Tuter and Jared Huffman.

Class 1

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Roller’s 10-over-par 82 sparked Purdy to a 378 total. The Warriors posted a 404 at Cassville Golf Club.

McAuley had seventh through 10th individually — Zack Crossland, Martin Graham, Canon Hughes and Connor Schlegel.

No. 3 College Heights Christian (419) advances a team of four as Josh Brehm headed its scoring with a 97 in front of Warrior Zack Crossland.

Thomas Jefferson’s Jonathan Shumaker was third with 92.

Garen Nelson and Devan Keeler shot 93 and 95, respectively, to support Purdy’s Roller.

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