JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - NEA golfers and teams are winning it all on the links.
5A Boys Golf State Championship (Big Creek)
Paragould’s Simon McBride goes back to back as individual state champion. He shot a 1-under 71 Monday in Mountain Home to earn medalist honors. Mountain Home’s Gage Chaney finished 4th with an 80. Jonesboro’s Ro Gibson was tied for 5th with 81.
El Dorado won the team title by 2 shots over Searcy. Jonesboro finished 5th, Mountain Home tied for 6th, Marion 9th.
5A Girls Golf State Championship (Big Creek)
We had an all NEA duel on September 28th to determine the 5A Girls Golf State Champion. JHS freshman Caroline Hughes and Paragould senior Madison Holmes both shot 77 in Mountain Home to reach a playoff.
Holmes looked for her 2nd state title in the last 3 years. It would go to a third playoff hole, Caroline gets up and down from the bunker. Hughes would birdie to win the Individual State Championship. Holmes has finished top 2 in this event in each of the last 3 seasons.
JHS finished 3rd in the team standings, Mountain Home 4th, Marion 5th. El Dorado took home the Team State Title
4A Girls Golf State Championship (Sage Meadows)
Sage Meadows hosted the 4A Girls Golf State Championship on September 29th. Brookland defended their team title with a 16 shot victory over Nashville. Valley View finished 4th.
Emma Butler led the Lady Bearcats with a 76. Isabel Viala also had a solid round for Brookland with a 79. 2019 All-State selection Vivian McMechen shot 83.
4A Boys Golf State Championship (Cherokee Village North Course)
Valley View three-peats as 4A Boys Golf State Champions. The Blazers beat Farmington by 10 shots in Cherokee Village. Hunter Jowers is your individual state champ. He fired a 68 to earn medalist honors.
Brookland finished 3rd in the team standings, Landon Hendrix shot 72 to place 3rd individually.
3A Boys Golf State Championship (Glenwood Country Club)
Gosnell recorded a top 10 finish in the 3A Boys Golf State Championship. The Pirates shot 280 as a team, good for 9th. Baptist Prep won the team title by 6 shots over Harding Academy.
3A Girls Golf State Championship (DeGray Lake State Park Country Club)
Gosnell recorded a top 5 in the 3A Girls Golf State Championship. The Lady Pirates shot 318 as a team to finish 5th. Harrisburg was 9th (378), Bald Knob 10th (384). Bismarck won the team title by 45 shots over Charleston.
Gosnell’s Aspen Austin was tied atop the individual leaderboard with an 85. She earns All-State honors.
2A Boys Golf State Championship (Conway Country Club)
Melbourne swept team and individual titles in the 2A Boys Golf State Championship. The Bearkatz shot 247 to beat Maumelle Charter by 7 shots. Bay finished 4th at 273.
Melbourne’s Roby Cooper fired 75 to earn medalist honors. Bay teammates Jackson Hunt (83) & Easton Fletcher (84) earned All-State accolades.
2A Girls Golf State Championship (Turkey Mountain Golf Course)
Melbourne was a stroke shy of sweeping boys and girls state golf titles. The Lady Bearkatz shot 307, Conway Christian edged them with a 306. Salem finished 3rd with 309, Rector 10th.
Salem’s Jaycie Strong was tied atop the individual leaderboard with a 91. Peyton Manry (Melbourne - 97), Allyson Smith (Melbourne - 102), and Claire Dilday (Tuckerman - 102) earned All-State honors.
1A Boys Golf State Championship (Glenwood Country Club)
1A Girls Golf State Championship (Glenwood Country Club)