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Bearkatz golfers roll through post-season

Thursday, May 2, 2002

The Melbourne Bearkatz finished off their post-season golfing trifecta with the crown jewel -- a state championship.Already district and regional title holders, the Bearkatz sank the Class AA State Championship title on April 24 in Hot Springs.The Melbourne team posted a 3-over par 147 to edge out Crowley's Ridge Academy for the tournament hardware.Jordan Davidson once again led the way for Melbourne with a team-best 1-under 71.Davidson was tied with a member of the Western Yell County team going into the 18th hole.Davidson bogied the hole and Brad Bland made par for Western Yell to claim medalist honors.Davidson shot five birdies and four bogies on the day.Fellow sophomore Hunter Caraway shot a 4-over 76.Levi Taylor (80) and Cody Moser (91) rounded out the roster of the Class AA State Champions.All four participating Bearkatz are sophomores and will look to defend their title next year.This marks the first state championship for Melbourne since 1973 when the Lady Bearkatz won the state title in basketball.

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