After a day of competition, Washington’s Matt Hoemann is tied for the lead of the Class 4 golf state championship tournament.
Hoemann shot 72 at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin, tying with Glendale’s Alexander Locke and Eureka’s John Patrick Moran.
Hoemann qualified for the state tournament by placing sixth at last week’s Class 4 Section 4 Tournament, shooting 75. Last year, Hoemann tied for 44th in the state, shooting 165 over two days.
Hoemann was scheduled to tee off at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday.
Rock Bridge’s Hudson Dubinski, Liberty’s Sam Parrott and Chaminade’s Joseph Patrick Terschluse are right behind the leaders at 73.
Sitting two strokes back are Ladue’s Reilly Ahearn, Liberty North’s Tanner Jon Collins and David Meindl.
Glendale was on top in the team competition with a score of 300, five strokes ahead of Rockhurst. Chaminade was third at 306.
In Class 2 at Fremont Hills Country Club, Hermann is in second place of the team competition at 311, five strokes behind Palmyra.
Hermann’s Ross Henson is in fourth place after shooting 71. Henson is trailing Bishop LeBlond’s Brooks Jungbluth (67), Tolton’s Jack Parker (68) and Bishop LeBlond’s Hank Lierz (69).
Hermann’s Matthew Heidger is tied for 12th place at 77, and the Bearcats’ Thomas Henson is tied for 14th at 78.
Andrew Budnik, is tied for 35th after shooting 85, while Justin Grosse is tied for 77th at 103.
Second-day coverage will be in the Weekend Missourian.