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North Callaway's Menard qualifies for Class 2 boys' state golf tournament

North Callaway's Menard qualifies for Class 2 boys' state golf tournament

May 12th, 2014 in News

Thunderbirds senior Justin Menard missed the Class 2 state tournament by one stroke in 2013.

He'll have no such problem this year.

Menard shot an 11-over-par-83 to finish in ninth place at the Class 2, Sectional 2 tournament on Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Course. With his performance, Menard earned a spot in the Class 2 boys' golf championships, scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday at Silo Ridge Golf Club in Bolivar.

Blair Oaks' Kory Franks won the sectional title with a 2-over-par-74 while the Falcons won the team crown with a score of 334. Eugene finished in second with 347, Palmyra was third at 351 while Macon (377) and Centralia (378) rounded out the top five.

Menard finished at six-over-par through the first nine holes, but birdied the 18th to cap off a five-over effort on the back nine.

"After talking to him, I think he was a little nervous because this meant a lot to him to qualify for state," North Callaway head coach Jason Smith said. "He did what he needed to do to make it to state...I'm proud of him for that."

South Callaway senior Garner Rudroff posted a 20-over-par-92 to finish in a three-way tie for 20th place. Freshman Blake Parker tallied a 26-over-par-98 to come in 34th place.

Tee times for the boys' golf championships will be announced later this week.