Teeing off

Palmyra’s Brady Shively tees off on the first hole at Jackson Park last Tuesday.

The PHS varsity boys golf team continued their strong start to the season by taking first place at the Palmyra Tri match Tuesday and Highland Tri match Monday. Last Tuesday, the Panthers took second place at the Varsity Tri match at Norwoods. 

“It was a little bit chilly on the course, but all 17 golfers got the opportunity to participate in last night’s home match with Highland and Monroe,” said Coach Marty Smyser after his team took first place at the Palmyra tri match Tuesday.

“Proud of everyone for the effort they put in and look forward to the upcoming weeks to see our improvements,” he said. 

Palmyra’s varsity took first place at the Palmyra Tri Meet with a final score of 160. Highland took second place with a 183 and Monroe City placed third with a 194.

Brady Shively took runner up medalist honors with a three-over-par 38.

Also competing on varsity were Mason Burch and Brock Bollin, 40, Ragar McKinney, 42, and Jacob Webster, 43. 

Palmyra’s two junior varsity squads finished with a 199 and 209.

Competing for junior varsity were Matt Maas, 42, Elijah Edwards, 47, Laydin Lochman, 48, Eric Hudson, 49, Jimmy Scott, 54, Jared DeHaan, Preston Meyers and Patrick Bailey with 55s, Tyler Gottman, 58, Christian Drebes, 59, Augustus Meyer, 62, and Chase Goldinger, 66. 

The Palmyra varsity played at the Highland tri match in Tolona Monday finishing with a 182, placing eight strokes ahead of Highland to take first place. Scotland County took third place with a 224. 

“I feel like the guys are doing well so far this year and continue to battle throughout the rounds we’ve been playing,” said Smyser after his team took first place at the Highland tri match Monday.

“We just need to keep working at this through April and be the best team we can be at the beginning of May,” he said.

Webster took runner up medalist honors with a 42. 

Also scoring for Palmyra were Edwards, 45, Burch, 46, McKinney and Shively, 47, and Maas, 51.

Palmyra’s varsity squad played in the 18-hole varsity tri match at Norwoods last Tuesday taking second place with a 343, finishing two strokes behind Centralia. Monroe City took third place but did not have a score submitted. 

Scoring for Palmyra were McKinney and Burch, 83, Shively, 88, Maas, 89, Webster, 90, and Bollin, 93. 

2019 Palmyra 


Golf Schedule

3/19at Cent. (V/JV)    4 p.m.

3/21at Els.  (V/JV)     4 p.m.

3/26at Norwoods(V)2 p.m.

4/1vs.High./MC(V/JV) 4 p.m.

4/4at Fr.Tolt.(V/JV)    4 p.m.

4/8Pal. JV Tourn.  9 a.m.

4/9vs.S.S./Clark(V/JV)4 p.m.

4/10Pal. Invite (V)    9 a.m.

4/11 at MC JV Tourn.   9 a.m.

4/12at Han. Tourn.  (V) 9 a.m.

4/15at Cent. Invit. (V)    9 a.m.

4/16at Clark Co.(V/JV) 4 p.m.

4/17at S.S. Invite. (V)    9 a.m.

4/24at CCC (V)             9 a.m.

4/26at High. (JV)     9 a.m.

4/29Districts  (V)        TBA

5/6Sectionals (V)      TBA