Ross finishes in top 3, Hussey earns all-state honors

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest all had girls qualify for this week’s state golf tournaments.

As a team, the Berryville Lady Bobcats finished seventh overall in the girls Class 4A tournament, shooting a 328 at the Maumelle Country Club. McKayla Hussey finished fifth and earned all-state honors with an individual score of 84.

"The kids did really well and represented Berryville extremely well," coach Brent Compton said. "It's an extremely tough golf course and the kids showed up and did really well. It would be easy to struggle and lose their composure. To finish seventh overall and have McKayla get fifth individually, I'm very proud of them."

Berryville's Anna Caroline Stone shot a 109 and Hayley Rivett shot a 135. Compton said the future is bright for the girls golf program at Berryville.

"These girls are young and they will be back next year," Compton said. "Hopefully that will encourage others. We have had others already show interest so hopefully we can continue to build and continue on the tradition of girls golf here at Berryville."

Eureka Springs' Katelyn Ross shot a 102 at the DeGray Golf Course in Camden, good enough for a third-place finish in the Class 2A girls state tournament. Coach Brian Rambo said Ross was disappointed in the way she played.

"The course was extremely tough and it was hot," Rambo said. "Her ball striking wasn't as good as she had hoped."

Green Forest's Ashley Farrar shot a 100 in the Class 3A girls state tournament at Coopers Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne, finishing 19th. She hit two balls out of bounds on hole No. 7 and was unable to recover.

"It wasn't the day she was after, but all things considered, she still finished in the top 20 on one of her off days," Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar said. "If you have ever been a golfer at any point in your life, you have had one of those days where you can't get anything to go right and that's where she was the other day."

Farrar will be a senior next year and has a chance to make it to the state tournament every year of her high school career.

"She was an all-state as a sophomore and didn't make it as a junior so now that gives her some fire going into her senior year," Farrar said. "I'm just really proud of what she did and we will look forward to it next year."

The boys state golf tournaments will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

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