Some excellent golf and tremendous careers ended when the 2006 MSHSAA Boys Golf Championships came to a close Tuesday.
Rockhurst held on to their first round lead to repeat as Class 4 champions. Jason Schulte led the way for Rockhurst finishing third individually with a 141 tournament total. Helias senior Connor McHenry stole the show shooting a MSHSAA Championship record 65 on the final 18 holes. He finished at 138 (-4) to win his second straight Class 4 title.
MICDS won its third consecutive Class 3 team title. They came into the second round trailing Carthage by five strokes, but were able to overcome that deficit to win by two strokes. MICDS shot a team total 640 for the tournament. Clay Ederer of Pleasant Hill and Will Hogan of Ozark tied for the individual crown. They both shot 150 over 36 holes.
This school year has definitely been one of success in athletics for Pembroke. Already this year they have collected state titles in boys soccer, girls basketball, and girls tennis. Now they have one in Class 2 boys golf. It’s the first time that Pembroke has won the boys golf championship since 2003. They finished second in 2004. Pembroke’s Ross Merrill shared the individual championship with South Harrison’s Tucker Perkins. They had identical scores in round one and two. Both shot 74’s in the two rounds for a 148 tournament total. Two-time defending champion Justin Yoder from Versailles finished his career in eighth place.
Ash Grove battled from six strokes back to share the Class 1 team title with Thayer. Both schools shot a tournament total 653 finishing 30 strokes ahead of the field. Corey Youngclaus of Albany finished his high school career with a Class 1 championship. His highest finish came when he placed third his sophomore year.