Pictured L to R Kade Strickland, Jacob Baker, Matthew Peterson, Braiden Merryman, and Clayton Brison
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MPHS golf places 2nd at Longview Invitational
The Tigers Varsity golf team competed Monday, February 6, in the Longview Invitational at Pinecrest Country Club. The Tigers brought home 2nd place as a team, just two strokes off 1st place. Bullard shot 314 to win the tournament, followed by Mount Pleasant and Hallsville, who tied for 2nd place with 316. They settled the tie by each team’s fifth golfer’s score, where Kade Strickland’s 88 beat Hallsville’s 90.
Individually, senior Matthew Peterson finished 2nd place with a 72, followed by freshman Jacob Baker in 4th place with a 76. Senior Clayton Brison shot an 83, junior Braiden Merryman an 85, and senior Kade Strickland an 88. Next for the Tigers is the regional preview in Rockwall on February 20 and 21. Benny Blaser coaches MPHS golf.