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T-Birds' Wathen qualifies for state

T-Birds' Wathen qualifies for state

May 5th, 2011 in News

North Callaway junior Gary Wathen tries to roll in a putt on No. 11 during Wednesday's Class 2, Sectional 2 championships at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton. Wathen finished with an 83 to qualify for the state championships for the first time.

Photo by Ryan Boland

North Callaway junior Gary Wathen qualified for the state golf tournament by shooting an 83 during Wednesday's Class 2, Sectional 2 championships at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton.

Wathen, who finished in a seven-way tie for eighth place, advanced to the state championships for the first time. The Class 2 tournament is set for May 16-17 at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.

"I know Gary was really excited (about qualifying)," North Callaway head coach Jason Smith said. "It's something that he's been asking me about the entire year.

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