After finishing in a five-way tie for 17th place on Monday at the state tournament at Sedalia Country Club, Boonville sophomore golfer Brett Windsor knew he had to shoot better on Tuesday or risk the possibility of not medaling at all.
So while teeing off with a group at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Windsor stayed in contention for a medal, which is awarded to the top 15 golfers, by firing a round of 77. But would it be good enough to put him in the top 15 at state? As it turned out, Windsor shot an identical score from Monday and finished with a final tally of 154 to finish in a three-way tie for 14th place.
In all on Day 2, Windsor had 12 pars, five bogeys and one double bogey.
Windsor said his goal going into the tournament was to try to win it.
“I started off hot but later would go on a bad stretch of holes,” Windsor said. “It was a grind for the most part but it was a great learning experience. I’m just happy I finished with all-state honors and hopefully I can try to make some noise next year.”
Boonville Pirates golf coach Seth Pirtle said at the beginning of the season, Brett’s goal was to medal at state competition and join the Class 3 Missouri State Golf Team. “I am very proud to say that Brett was able to accomplish this,” Pirtle said. “Brett scored 77 both days which was a good enough score to qualify for this honor. As a sophomore, this is an amazing accomplishment. I believe that he will repeat this his junior and senior year and will be a contender to eventually win state.”
MICDS, which led after Day 1, captured the team title with a score of 617. Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau) finished second with a score of 620, followed by Pembroke Hill with a score of 632, West Plains with a score of 644, St. Charles West with a score of 647, Sullivan with a score of 652, Westminster Christian Academy and Lutheran South tied for seventh with a score of 653 and Excelsior Springs in the ninth spot with a score of 657.
As far as medalists, Jack Litzelfelner of Notre Dame captured the individual championship with a 72-72 for a final score of 144.
Andrew Brackbill Lilly of MICDS and Ethan Luecke of Warrenton, meanwhile, tied for second with a score of 145, followed by Carter Stephen Morrison of Cameron in fourth place with a score of 146, Davis Alec Palen of Logan-Rogersville and Bailey Woods of Warrensburg tied for fifth with a score of 147, Alec Abel of Hannibal and Preston Fleenor of Pembroke tied for seventh with a score of 148, Davis Soderberg of St. Charles West in ninth place with a score of 150, Haden Stevens of Bolivar in 10th place with a score of 151, Bryce McPherson of Kennett in 11th place with a score of 152, Clayton Allen Moles of Marshfield and Gabe Wheeler of Sikeston in 12th place with a score of 153 and Windsor, Ben Charles of West Plains and Scott Cockrell of Hannibal tied for 14th place with a score of 154.
Page 2 of 2 - In Class 1 at Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar, Barat Academy captured the team championship with a score of 670. Louisiana finished second at 692, followed by Marceline at 695, Drexel at 697, Gallatin at 720, Thayer at 732, Tipton at 737, The Fulton School at St. Albans at 741 and Mound City at 792.
Trevor Cronin of Barat Academy was the individual champion in Class 1 with a 76-79 for a fina score of 155.
In Class 2 at Fremont Hills Country Club in Nixa, Lutheran St. Peters won the team title with a score of 635. Lamar placed second with a score of 651, followed by Barstow at 662, Bishop LeBlond at 666, Whitfield at 671, Mt. Vernon and Macon tied for sixth with a score of 701 and Palmyra in eighth place with a score of 715.
Justin Wrozier of Lutheran St. Peters was the champion in Class 2 with a 74-71 for a final score of 145.
Meanwhile, in Class 4 at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Timberland captured the title with a score of 619.
Rockhurst finished second at 621, followed by Marquette at 628, Rock Bridge at 632, Park Hill South at 640, Kickapoo at 644, Poplar Bluff at 655 and Francis Howell at 662.
Patrick Bryne of Rockhurst and Matthew Mueller of Vianney tied for the championship with a final score of 146.