Wildcat golfing trio qualify for state
The Cassville Wildcats are sending three golfers to the state meeting following play in the district tournament on Monday. Cassville, who hosted the tournament, finished third as a team, and Evan White, Parker Stumpff and Justin Mills qualified for state with their top 15 finishes.
"This is the first time since the spring of 2005 that we have qualified three golfers for the state tournament," said Coach Lance Parnell. "I'm very proud of how well all five golfers played."
Justin Mills was Cassville's top finisher. The senior shot an 84 for seventh place honors. Evan White shot an 85 and placed ninth. Parker Stumpff was 14th with an 89.
Colby Reavis and Roper Hayward shot identical scores of 95, finishing 30th and 31st respectively.
Monett's Jacob Fair was the meet medalist. Fair shot a 73 on the Cassville course. Webb City won the district meet with a team score of 36. Monett finished second with 337 and Cassville was third with a team score of 353.
For their performance at the district meet, Mills, White and Stumpff were named to the All-District team.
At the Big 8 Conference tournament at Briarbrook Country Club last Thursday, the Wildcat golf team again captured third place with a score of 359. Mt. Vernon won the conference event with a score of 346. Monett was second with 352.
Finishing among the top 10 medalists for Cassville was White in fifth place with a score of 87 and Hayward in ninth with a 90. Other Cassville scores were: Stumpff, 91; Mills, 91; and Reavis, 92.
Following the tournament, players named to the All-Big 8 Conference team were announced. Conference honors are based on points accumulated during the four-week conference schedule.
White was named All-Big 8 first team, and Stumpff earned second team honors.
"We've had a very consistent year," said Coach Parnell. "We've continued to improve. A third place finish at districts and at conference is very good. I feel like we played well all year."
The state tournament will be played at Island Green Golf Course in Republic on May 17 and 18.