Wildcat golfers are Big 8 Conference champs

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Cassville golfers are Big 8 champs Democrat Photo The Cassville High School Wildcat golf squad won the Big 8 Conference golf tournament last Thursday. The Cassville golfers won the title on their home golf course. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Matthew Lawrence, Taylor Vanzandt, Colby Reavis, Garrett Barnes, Wesley Branham, Roper Hayward, Justin Mills, Brandon Miller, Parker Stumpff, Evan White and Nathan Haney.

By Lisa Schlichtman

The Cassville Wildcat golf team has won the Big 8 Conference championship after leading the field during last Thursday's conference meet held at the Cassville Golf Course. Cassville golfers combined for a team score of 335 to win the Big 8 title.

Monett and Mt. Vernon tied for second place with team scores of 350. Seneca was fourth with a score of 378. Carl Junction finished fifth with a score of 388 and Aurora was sixth with a score of 400. Lamar came in seventh place with a score of 460.

Taylor Vanzandt, of Cassville, was the meet medalist, taking first place with a score of 73 on 18 holes. Jacob Fair, of Monett finished in second place, shooting a 75. Evan White, of Cassville, and Eric Wilmouth, of Mt Vernon, tied for third with a 77 score. Vanzandt and White earned first team All-Conference honors for their performances.

Parker Stumpff and Justin Mills were selected for the All-Big 8 second team after finishing seventh and ninth respectively.

Cassville hosted the district golf tournament on Tuesday afternoon. Results were not available at presstime.

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