Lakers take sixth; Eldon's Hull narrowly misses All-State honors
Camdenton and Eldon golfers recently took their swings among the best golfers in the state of Missouri and it was a good conclusion to the season as the Lakers and Mustangs put together strong showings in their respective tournaments.
The Camdenton girls’ golf season wrapped up on a cold and wet Tuesday at the Class 2 State Championship in Sedalia, but it was a season that will not quickly be forgotten.
The Lakers finished sixth out of eight teams and senior Amber Wilson posted the second best score out of 96 total golfers and finished as the runner-up state champion.
“We had a great state tournament both individually and as a team. The girls played hard on a long course,” Camdenton coach Jane Eidson said. “The first day the golfers new to the state tournament were a bit nervous, but got settled into it and played good. The second day we dealt with a weather delay and cold, wet, rainy conditions, but we were more relaxed and all played well and saw improvement in their scores. We’re proud to take sixth in a state tournament where the competition is very tough.”
Camdenton posted a team score of 731 after two 18-hole rounds of golf at the two-day tournament while St. Joseph’s Academy took the team title with a score of 623.
Wilson led the Lakers with a two-day total of 143 and earned All-State honors for the third straight year by placing in the top 15. Wilson was tied for third after day one, but bounced back strong and posted the best score of any golfer on the second day with a 1-under par 69 to finish just two strokes behind state champion Megan Propeck of Notre Dame de Sion.
Camdenton senior Jennah Schell tied for 33rd in her third state tournament with a score of 169, senior Coley Rezabek tied for 70th with a 185, Allie Crowell scored a 234 to finish 93rd and Emily Hunter finished 96th with a 257.
“Amber played great and steady golf both days and did not let the weather bother her. She has had an amazing season proving that hard work does pay off,” Eidson noted. “Jennah finished in the top-third of the field staying steady on her rounds and both Amber and Jennah have worked hard on their golf year round and have had stellar high school golf careers. We were so glad Coley joined the team as a senior as she provided a solid third score.”
Overall, it was simply just a fun team for Eidson to coach.
“This has been an amazing season as we just kept improving which gave us a 9-1 match record, an Ozark Conference championship, a district championship and a sixth place finish at the state tournament,” Eidson remarked. “I could not have asked for a better group of girls to have coached this season.”
Eldon freshman Kassidy Hull came onto the high school golf scene firing on all cylinders in her rookie season with the Mustangs.
After winning nine medals in 9-hole matches, a tournament title and setting the school record for lowest 0-hole and 18-hole scores, Hull took on 91 of the state’s best golfers in the Class 1 State Championship on Monday in Columbia. Unfortunately the second day of the tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather, but Hull tied for 22nd in the state with a score of 91 and just missed out on making All-State.
“She did not have a great outing, but the conditions were long and windy and it was a slow day,” Eldon coach Matt Frey said. “But I think Kassidy basically had a fairy tale freshman year and not a lot could have went better. She did everything we set out to do this year and I feel like if we would have had an extra day, she could have improved her standings in the state tournament. I’m super proud of the way she played this year and could not ask for more.”
The good news is that Hull will get three more opportunities to compete for a state title over the course of her Eldon career.