The PHS varsity boys’ golf team took fifth place at the Class 2 State Championships last week.

The Palmyra varsity team played in the Class 2 State Championships Monday and Tuesday at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield and took fifth place.

“I’m proud of how the guys worked all year and didn’t let their struggles throughout the season deter them from trying to achieve their goal, take the whole team to state,” said Coach Marty Smyser. “Rivercut is a tough, narrow course and all of us at one point struggled to score.  

“Overall, I’m proud of this team finishing fifth in state.”

Palmyra shot a 360 in the first round to sit at a tie for fourth place

Jacob Webster led Palmyra in the first round with a 12-over-par 84 to be in a tie for 15th. 

Also scoring for Palmyra were Brock Bollin, 89, Brady Shively, 91, Ragar McKinney, 96, and Mason Burch, 108.

Palmyra shot a 355 in the second round to take fifth place. The total team score for Palmyra was a 715.

Second round scores for Palmyra were McKinney, 84, Bollin, 85, Webster, 90, Shively, 96, and Burch 98.

Webster and Bollin both shot total scores of 174 and took 27th place.

“Really proud of Ragar who struggled a lot the first four holes on Monday,” Smyser said. “He found a way to grind out that round and then came back on Tuesday and turned in a great score for his final score as a PHS golfer.” 

Also competing at state were St. Pius X (Kansas City) (678), Whitfield (686), Father Tolton (697), Eldon (705), Kennett (730), California (735) and Willow Springs (789).