3 Wildcat golfers head to sectional round

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cassville takes 4th in district tourney after 2nd-place Big 8 finish

Three Cassville golfers punched tickets to the sectional golf tournament with outstanding outings at the district tournament on Monday in Marshfield.

Parker Skinner and Dylan Garner were named all-district, as Skinner shot a 78 and Garner checked in with a 85. Brett Nickle also qualified for the sectional round with an 86.

The Wildcats team finished fourth overall, and only the top two teams advance to the sectional round on Monday at Washington.

On Thursday, the golf team entered the final round of the Big 8 Conference golf tournament in second place, trailing Monett by just two strokes for the lead.

While the Wildcats were unsuccessful tracking down the Cubs, they did fend off challenges from Lamar and Mt. Vernon to finish second in the conference standings.

On Thursday, Cassville finished one stroke ahead of third-place Lamar and 15 ahead of Mt. Vernon. The Wildcats carded a combined 269, six strokes behind their accomplishment at home on the first day and four strokes behind Lamar on Day 2.

Cassville senior golfer Parker Skinner led the way individually. Skinner shot a team low, 157 (77, 80) and finished tied for third in the conference individual standings.

Dylan Garner shot a 167 (83, 84) and finished eighth overall in the conference.

Brett Nickle finished as the conference's No. 16 individual with a 174 (90, 84).

Gabe Kirk was fourth on the Wildcats team and 22nd overall with a 184 (85, 99)

Hise Williams, a senior, finished 24th with a 185 (92, 93).

Aurora's Josh Fronabarger and Mt. Vernon's Tripper Jensen finished first and second, respectively, in the individual conference standings.

Fronabarger carded a 153 (77, 76) and Jensen finished with a 154 (78, 76).

As a team, the Wildcats combined for a 532 two-day score (263, 269) to take the No. 2 spot. Monett finished first with a 510 (261, 249).

The rest of the conference results are as follows:

Lamar, third, 533, (268, 265); Mt. Vernon, fourth, 547 (270, 277); Carl Junction, fifth, 552, (285, 267); Aurora, sixth, 575, (294, 281); Seneca, seventh, 698, (366, 332); and McDonald County, eighth, 815, (406, 409).

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