Mustang golfers close out regular season with pair of victories
Buffalo Island Central golfers geared up for district tournament play, closing out the regular season with a pair of victories last week. The Mustangs defeated Rivercrest and Riverside in a tri-match Monday, Sept. 16, at the Riverlawn Country Club in Osceola before downing Nettleton in a dual-match Tuesday afternoon at Sage Meadows in Jonesboro.
Freshman Trey DePriest fired a one-under par 35 to lead the Mustangs to a team score 119 in BIC's victory at Osceola. BIC's winning score was 22 shots better than second place Rivercrest, which shot a 141 team total. Riverside finished third with a 159.
Dax Hurst shot a four over par 40 while Ryan Stuck finished with a 44 for the Mustangs. Riverside was led by Cannon Smith who shot a 52. Michael Mann was one shot back with a 53 while Matthew Frazier finished off the Rebel scoring with a 54.
BIC's girls shot a 186 and were led by Ashley Field's 58. Kensie Walker shot a 62 while Jona Carmichael finished with a 66. Riverside's Hannah Pack completed her round with a 63.
BIC had little trouble disposing of Nettleton Tuesday at Sage Meadows. The Mustangs shot a 166 in the five count four format, 17 shots better than the Raiders' 183 total. DePriest blistered the Jonesboro course with a three-under par 33. Stuck had the second best overall score of the day with a round of 40. Hurst shot a 46 while Daniel Carmichael completed the BIC team scoring with a 47.
Nettleton's Lady Raiders defeated BIC 144-174 in girls play. Krystyn Belk and Tabitha Hudspeth shared co-medalist honors, shooting rounds of 44. Walker led BIC with a 52 while Field and Carmichael shot scores of 58 and 64 respectively.
The Mustang golf teams competed Monday in the District Tournament at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend. Other teams competing were Riverside, Marmaduke Cedar Ridge, Salem, Rector and Tuckerman. Complete results will appear in next week's sports section.