Spokane’s Christian Cooper made a late charge to earn medalist honors at the Class 2 State Golf Tournament at the Sedalia Country Club on Tuesday.
The prospect of caddying for PGA great Lee Trevino during the Bass Pro Shops Legends Of Golf at Top Of The Rock Golf Course outside of Branson over the weekend initially worried Ozark’s Greg Thomas a bit.
The stories behind the success of Spokane’s golf team range from a player who has been hitting off the range since he was 5 years old to a multi-sport athlete doing double-duty this spring to a relative newcomer enjoying quick success.
Parker Ramsdell is showing a three-sport athlete at Ozark still exists and can even thrive. Remarkably, he is the only senior boy at Ozark to play three sports this school year.
Upon teeing off at the Fremont Invitational on Thursday, Kelby Day was seeking something in the neighborhood of the 73 he once carded in a recreational round at Fremont Hills Country Club.
It’s a bit of superstition and a bit of strategy that Nixa coach Jeff Lotz employs while telling his golfers not to use the same iron or wood after hitting a ball out of bounds.
Sam La Rocca’s preparation for his junior season included a spring break trip two weeks ago to the Southern California desert resort communities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert.
The usual circumstances were in place for Hunter McConnell to catch the golf bug during his childhood. But it wasn’t until last year as a junior that he checked out what the fuss about birdies, bogeys and eagles was all about.
Gathering from his own experiences, Cole Eaglebarger is among a senior trio for Nixa’s golf team that coach Jeff Lotz has gained further appreciation for in the pre-season.
The Kelby Day story at Ozark keeps getting better. He’s went from a golfer who by the numbers should have been cut as a freshman to a varsity letterwinner as a sophomore to a state-qualifier as a junior to a college signee as a senior.
Ozark’s Elizabeth Freeman tied for 63rd individually and the Lady Tigers took eighth in the team standings at the Class 2 Golf Tournament in Kansas City this week.
Elizabeth Freeman, Maddie Jenkins and their Ozark teammates qualified for Class 2 State Golf Tournament by finishing second in Class 2 Sectional action at Joplin on Monday.