The push to make up for golf matches that were canceled last week for weather means that Carthage golfers will hit the links four days out of five this week.


The push to make up for golf matches that were canceled last week for weather means that Carthage golfers will hit the links four days out of five this week.

The Tiger golf team heads to Carl Junction for a match with Webb City and Joplin, hosted by the Cardinals, that will decide which five golfers will play on varsity in the tournaments that are still to come.

“Only our top five golfers will play in the tournaments so tomorrow’s match will mean a lot for the players,” said Carthage Golf Coach Lowell Catron. “Not only is it a match against Joplin and Webb City and the last match before the tournaments start on Thursday, this match will determine the top five golfers who will go on to play on varsity in the tournaments.”

Tournaments begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday with the Joplin Invitational at Twin Hills Country Club. Catron said 14 teams will compete in this tournament.

Carthage golfers returned home on Tuesday for a match with College Heights.

The Tigers beat the visitors 189-236.

Top scorers for Carthage were Austin Bunnell with 44; Bobby Murphy with 44; Austin Crane with 50; Hunter Smith with 51; McKenzie Smart with 52; Gavin Greenwood with 62; Chelsea Farleigh with 60 and Courtney Catron with 68.

On Monday Carthage, Webb City and Joplin made up a match that was postponed from last week by rain.

Webb City won the match with a score of 160 to Carthage’s 166 and Joplin’s 171. This was Carthage’s first loss of the season. The Tigers are 5-1 on the young season.

Top scorers for Carthage were Kole Borland with 39; Bryce Coy, 41; Derek Peterson, 43; Garrett Roberts, 43 and Tres Wright, 45.

Webb City’s top scorers were Alex Knakis, 37; Caleb Forkner, 37; Josh Oathout, 41; Dustin Davis, 45 and Zach Harmon, 51.

On the junior varsity, Carthage top scorers were Austin Bunnell, 41; Bobby Murphy, 45; McKenzie Smart, 50; Austin Crane, 53 and Hunter Smith, 60.