Golf boys end seasons at state

Monday, May 12, 2003
Berryville's Taylor Deweese, left, and Dustin Walker won a playoff at the 1AAA District Tournament to help the team take first place over Shiloh Christian. Walker also earned Medalist honors. Then the team took second to Shiloh at regionals, and ninth at the state meet this week. Photo submitted

The Berryville and Eureka Springs boys' golf teams ended their seasons on Tuesday at two separate locations, with both finishing well up in the pack of teams.

The Bobcats, playing on a very familiar course in Farmington at Valley View, were one of 12 teams out of the 64 in the AAA classification to still be playing, and they finished ninth in a field of 12 with a team score of 163.

The Highlanders had to travel across the state to Melbourne to play on the Cooper's Hawk course, with the team finishing eighth with a 165 score.

A big highlight for Eureka Springs was Zac Folker's hole-in-one on No. 7, a 210-yard par 3. Last week teammate Cash Covington got a hole-in-one in the regional tournament at Pea Ridge, so a rare back-to-back was accomplished.

BOBCAT RESULTS

"It was hot and windy, and not our best performance," Coach Jay Bullock said. "We left a lot of putts hanging, but we hit the fairways and greens. We were playing good golf."

Dustin Walker shot an 80, Brent Moore an 83, Taylor Deweese an 85, and Blake Allen a 102.

"We had a great year, won our district, and were second to Shiloh Christian in regionals," Bullock said.

Pulaski Academy won the state meet with a 146, and Shiloh Christian was second with a 154.

Bullock went on to thank the Carroll County Country Club for letting the high school players practice and play meets there, and the Bobcat Booster Club and Community First Bank for donations for equipment and food.

Girls---- The Lady Bobcat team will play their regional tournament next week on Wednesday, May 14, at the Chamberlyn course in Danville, with the AAA State Tournament May 20-22 at Heber Springs on the Lost Creek course.

Team members include Anna Trowbridge, Ashley Carr, Abby Hale, and possible Lindsey Moore.

HIGHLANDER RESULTS

"We finished eighth overall, fifth among the public schools," Coach Aaron Hall said. "We beat all the teams in our region, but private schools took the first three places."

Little Rock Cathedral was first, Little Rock Christian second, and Arkansas Baptist third. Eureka shot a team 165.

For Eureka, Allen Huffman was low man with a 75, good enough for All State honors, with Hall saying Huffman missed the cut to go to the overall state tournament by two strokes. The Medalist shot a 70.

Zac Folker shot a 90, including his hole-in-one on No. 7, a 210-yard par 3 hole.

"Zac hit a driver, and it landed short and rolled right in," Coach Hall said. "Sam Dudley shot a 94, and Cash Covington had a 94."

Girls---- The Lady Highlanders travel to the Ben Geren course in Fort Smith for regionals and play on Wednesday, May 14. The Class AA State Tournament will be in Shirley at the Mountain Ranch course.

Team members include Jennifer Davis and Krysten Johnson.

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