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Panther boys golf team enjoys success

The PHS varsity golf team was successfully busy last week, winning two of three events while getting edged by a stroke in the other.

The Panthers won their own invitational tournament Wednesday by 29 strokes over second place Mexico.

Palmyra’s Elijah Edwards chips onto the ninth green at Jackson Park during the Palmyra Invitational Tournament, Wednesday.

Palmyra’s Jacob Webster led all golfers with a 76 to help the team card a 318 and also beat out South Shelby (356), Palmyra’s No. 2 team (373), Highland (379), Monroe City (390), Clark County (401) and Louisiana (443).

Also playing for Palmyra’s No. 1 team were Brady Shively (77), who beat out Mexico’s Aiden Knifel in a playoff for second place, Laydin Lochman (82), Elijah Edwards (83) and Aaron Ritchey (91).

The No. 2 team consisted of Partrick Bailey (87), Dreighten Sprinkle (93), Brett Tuter (96), Jeremiah Edwards (97) and Augustus Meyers (99).

The Palmyra varsity team carded a 325, but Troy did one-stroke better at the Hannibal Invitational Friday at Norwoods.

Webster won individual honors with a 74, three strokes better than the second place finisher from Troy.

Also competing from Palmyra were Shively (81), Elijah Edwards (83), Lochman (87) and Ritchey (100).

Also competing were Hannibal, Kirksville, Silex, Fulton, Monroe City, Clark County, Highland, South Shelby and Clopton.

Palmyra’s Laydin Lochman chips on to the green during the Palmyra Invitational Tournament.

The Panthers also won a home triangular over Clark County and South Shelby last Tuesday.


Webster tied for first with South Shelby’s Casen Glover, carding a 38.

Also playing for the varsity team were Shively (39), Elijah Edwards (42), Lochman (43) and Ritchey (49).

Palmyra hosted a junior varsity tournament last Monday, and its No. 1 team took first while the No. 2 team finished fifth out of a field of 11 teams.

Ritchey shot an 82, the second best round score of the day, to lead the No. 1 team, which carded a 372, 20 shots ahead of second-place South Shelby.

Also playing for the No. 1 Palmyra team were Bailey, 94, Meyer, 97, Sprinkle, 99, and Tuter, 102.

The No. 2 team shot a 422 and included Ethan Redd, 101, Jeremiah Edwards, 105, Cameron Crane, 105, Bronson Juette, 111, and Bryce Ott, 113.

Also competing were Centralia No. 1, 402; Highland, 410; Mexico, 428; Van-Far, 433; Clark County, 434; Centralia No. 2, 443; Monroe City, 481; and Scotland County, 51.

South Shelby’s Dax Durbin led all golfers with a 10-over-par 80.