Season ends at state golf meets

The high school golf season wrapped up for area schools in two locations this week.

Platte County played in the Class 3 finals at the Columbia Country Club and the Class 4 meet in Bolivar at Silo Ridge Golf Course had a golfer from Park Hill and Park Hill South.

Platte County golfers Blake Minyard, Brady Wright and Logan Hessemyer competed at the Class 3 golf championships.  Submitted photo

Platte County golfers Blake Minyard, Brady Wright and Logan Hessemyer competed at the Class 3 golf championships.

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The highest finish came from Park Hill South’s Jay Threadgill, who tied for 31st in Class 4. The senior shot 157 over the two day event that end on Tuesday, May 14. He was in 23rd place after the opening 18 holes with a 77.

Park Hill’s Ryan Graves, a Baker commit, shot 190 and was 91st overall in his final trip to state.

In Class 3, Logan Hessemyer  led the Pirates with a 165, tying for 45th. First-time state qualifiers Brady Wright (76th) and Blake Minyard (85th) were separated by nine strokes. Wright shot better on the opening round (89), while Minyard had a two-shot improvement on day 2.

“We had a solid game plan after our practice round and were very excited about the potential that we were going to do well,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said. “This didn’t quite work out as planned when we had some hiccups with our swings. We just couldn’t get the ball to land were we wanted it to ... in the fairway.”