Justin Burns fired a 79, two strokes better than teammate Jesse Dockins (81), to help propel the Izard County Consolidated Cougars' golf squad into the Class AA State Tournament, with a strong showing in the regional round Oct. 6.
Burns' score was good enough for medalist honors at Drasco's Tannebaum Golf Course, sight of the Class AA Region 3 Touney.
For the day, ICC posted a team score of 258, finishing third behind Nemo Vista (255) and Crowley's Ridge Academy (257). The top three teams in the regional move on to the state tournament Oct. 19 in Jessieville.
Brett Haney posted a 98 for the Cougars, while Jeremy Burns carded a 99, and Adam Montgomery a 126.
The Melbourne Bearkatz turned in a team score of 267, placing them fifth.
Luke Haney paced Melbourne with an 87, while Drew Porter shot 89. Cody Cooper fired a 94, Chase Moser 103, and Adam Jones 143 for the Bearkatz.