The Buffalo Island Central Mustangs and the Highland Lady Rebels each captured the tournament championship of the Cougar Classic high school golf tournament on Wednesday in Cherokee Village.
The Mustangs, who were tied with the host Izard County team after Tuesday’s first round — which was played at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend — followed a first-round 253 with a 236 on Wednesday for a team total of 489.
Pocahontas was second with a 502 (258-244), while the Cougars fell to third place at 506 (253-253).
On the girls’ side, Highland shot 612 as a team in the play-five, score-three format, while Pocahontas was second at 648 and Salem was third with 668.
Izard County’s Mikayla Kish was the individual medalist, bouncing back from a first-round 97 to card an 83 Wednesday for a total of 180. Kish was ahead of Highland’s Sidney Bailey, who shot a 188 for second.
Pocahontas was led by Elizabeth Erwin’s third-place 190. Katie Costner paced Salem with a 203 (106-97).
BIC’s Miles Gifford was the boys’ medalist with a 152 (80-72), while Preston Massey of Pocahontas was second at 157 (79-78), and BIC’s Andrew McFarlin was third with 161 (85-76).
The host Cougars were led by Tyler Pemberton’s 166 (83-83), Matthew Workman’s 168 (86-82), and Zach Williams’ 172 (84-88).
The Izard County trio placed in fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively, while teammate Preston Grant added a 225 (106-119).
Concord was fourth with a 526 team total, while Conway Christian was fifth at 546, Hillcrest was sixth at 598, and Bay was seventh at 602. Garrett Romine shot a 200…
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