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Beason Qualifies For State Golf Tournament

<p>State bond. Darby Beason is set to tee off during the District 4A-4 tournament last week. Beason shot an 80 to win the tournament and qualify for the state tournament in Blytheville.</p>

State bond. Darby Beason is set to tee off during the District 4A-4 tournament last week. Beason shot an 80 to win the tournament and qualify for the state tournament in Blytheville.

<p><strong>Top male</strong>. Tristan Scott, shown teeing off during last week’s district tournament, led the Bearcat golf team this season.</p>

Top male. Tristan Scott, shown teeing off during last week’s district tournament, led the Bearcat golf team this season.

Cherokee Creek Golf Club and Booneville High School hosted the 4-4A District Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The high school competitors couldn’t have asked for a better day to walk 18 holes, as temperatures were in the mid-70’s.

The top two teams from each district, plus the top four individual scores from any non-qualifying team advance to the 4A state tournament. Thunder Bayou Golf Course in Blytheville will host the state tournaments.

In the girls competition, Booneville sophomore Darby Beason shot an 80 over 18 holes to win the District Medalist honors. Beason’s closest competitor, Julianna Harper of Dardanelle, finished 16 strokes behind, with a 96.

Dardanelle, however, would take the team championship, with three golfers shooting under 100. Waldron’s girls team came in second.

Lady Cat freshmen golfers were able to gain some experience, with Sabrina Alfaro and Daisy Lear competing.

For the boys, Bearcat golfers came out and played solid golf on the home course. Senior Tristan Scott led the way with an 87, junior Jacob Krepps shot an 88, sophomore Tate Bell had a 99, and sophomore Trevor Jones shot a 102.

In the end, Maumelle won the boys title, while Mena claimed the runner-up position.

The girls 4A State Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m. in Blytheville.

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