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High school golf season tees-off with Cougar Classic

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shane Smith and the Salem Greyhounds at the Class 2A State Golf Tournament in 2008.
Picking up right where she left off last season, Calico Rock's Emily Johnson, the defending Class 1A state medalist, opened the 2011 golf season by taking top honors at the Izard County Cougar Classic with a two-day score of 171.

Johnson's low individual score helped the Lady Pirates take top honors in the girls' team competition, as Calico Rock carded a 588.

The first round of the classic was held Aug. 2 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne, while the final round was played the next day at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend.

On the boys' side, Izard County's Preston Harmon, took medalist honors with rounds of 77 and 75, for a two-day total of 152. The Cougars, defending Class 1A state champs, finished in fifth-place with a 524.

The Concord Pirates carded a team-total of 481 to take first place in the boys' division.

In girls' action, Johnson shot rounds of 79 and 92 for Calico Rock, while Karli Gillihan added rounds of 100 and 110 for a 210 total. Brandy Deloach added 215 and Lauren Weatherford notched 235 for the Lady Pirates.

The Salem Lady Greyhounds finished in second place with a 618.

Abby Blevins led the way for Salem with a 193, good for fourth-place overall, followed by Sam Massey's 222, Savannah Henley's 212 and Makenzie Jewell's 220.

The Lady Cougars of Izard County came in fourth with a 696.

Jordan Sherrell shot a 219, while Hannah Doty finished with a 234 and Fayln Farmer a 243.

Madi Harris shot a two-day total of 221 for the Highland Lady Rebels, who did not compete in team play.

In the boys' play, Pocahontas and Melbourne finished at 513 each. The Redskins defeated the Bearkatz, however, in a playoff for second place.

East Poinsett County was fourth at 520, Izard County was fifth at 524, Shirley was sixth at 574, Cave City was seventh at 586, Highland was eighth at 594 and Salem and West Side Greers Ferry were each tied for ninth at 632.

Melbourne's Brad Lamb came in second place overall, finishing behind Harmon with a 155.

Dylan Smith shot a 186 for Melbourne, with Tyler Webb adding a 208.

Izard County's Uriah Mead carded a 167, followed by Zack Logan's 205 and Chris Mosely's 524.

Cody Barnett paced the Salem Greyhounds with a 191. Anthony Romine added a 238, Cody Gault shot a 214 and Zach Foust carded a 227 for the Hounds.

Dustin Foster led Highland with a 196, while Charlie Fuller shot a 197, Lance Sweet had a 201 and Preston Wiles had a 215.

Grant Walling carded a two-day total of 185 for Cave City, with Kendall Cherry adding a 203 and Travis Markum a 198 for the Cavemen.

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