MHS, CHS golfers battle at state

Hogan Lovelady represented Marion at the Class 3A state golf tournament May 20 at Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca and came up just short of snaring a state medal.

?Hogan missed medaling by three strokes,? coach Thane Schwartz said. ?It?s kind of like having a no-hitter going into the ninth, and then being succumbed by a bunt.?

Lovelady carded an 86 over 18 holes, placing him in a six-way tie for 28th in a field of 104. Phillipsburg?s Ryan Hoover won the tournament with a 74.

?After torturing himself on the first two holes, he blistered his driver on the par five No. 3 and found the green in two,? Schwartz said. ?From that point on we saw the real Hogan.

?Hogan was scary long off the tees, and by mid-round traded his humble demeanor for fist pumps. Despite having to deal with a case of the yips and a slight draw, Hogan played extremely well.

Centre?Kodey Johnson and Dylan Svitak represented Centre at the Class 1A state golf tournament May 20 in Emporia.

Johnson carded a 90 over 18 holes to earn the 17th-place medal, while Svitak shot a 104 for 45th place.

Stockton?s Koby Beougher won the tournament with a 75 on the par-71 course. A total of 88 golfers participated at Emporia.









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