Kirkwood’s Ben Crancer entered the day a single shot behind 18 hole leader, Corey Connell of Cape Central in the Class 4A State Championship. After near misses the past two seasons, Crancer will have to settle for a 2nd place finish in his final bid at a High School State Championship. The Kirkwood senior will be teeing up for Texas A&M next year and likely in the mix for a NCAA Championship with a thriving Aggies golf program.
Entering the final round, Jason Huska of Rockhurst, was tied with Crancer one shot back of the 18 hole leader. Unlike Crancer who couldn’t muster a better round on Tuesday, Huska was able to improve on his first round 71 by a shot for a 3 shot victory. It was double the pleasure for Huska as Rockhurst High School also captured the team competition with scores of 301-299 for a 24 shot victory over Blue Springs South High School.
Poplar Bluff High School finished in 3rd place with a team score of 625. 2011 State Champion, Mike Wooten, led Francis Howell High School to a 4th place team finish. Wooten improved on a first round 77 with a second round 73 to finish 11th individually.
DeSmet High School finished 6th with a team score of 641. Making their first appearance in the State Championship, Rockwood Summit High School finished 7th at 642, followed by Timberland at 644 and Nixa at 674.
View the complete summary of scores from Silo Ridge Golf Club – HERE
St. Francis Borgia High School entered the final round at Rivercut Golf Club in the Missouri State Class 3A Championship trailing MICDS by 2 shots and Westminster Christian Academy by 1 shot.
Borgia posted four scores in the 70’s, led by Cameron Stahlman and Bryce Dolan who posted 74, 75 respectively in the final round. Alex Buschman and Clayton Voss added 78’s allowing Borgia to drop an 80 posted by Alexander Rennick. The result was a team score of 305, enough to edge MICDS by a single shot and Westminster Christian Academy by 3 shots to win the State Championship.
View the complete summary of scores from the Rivercut Golf Club – HERE
Mitchell Rutledge made it back-to-back State Championships in the Class 2A competition. Not only did Rutledge defend the individual title, but so did his team at Whitfield High School. Rutledge posted scores of 71-70 at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, MO to win by 6 shots over David Abolt of Cuba. Justin Wrozier of Lutheran (St. Peters) finished in 3rd at 149. Jake Andrews and Chase Kinder of Whitfield finished T6 at 154.
Lutheran (St. Peters) High School finished in 2nd place, 26 shots behind Whitfield. Mt. Vernon improved on their 4th place finish in 2011, with a 3rd place finish and a team total of 650.
View the complete summary of scores from Twin Oaks Country Club – HERE