Your hometown Bulldog golf team closed out their regular season with a match against Nevada and Lamar. The Bulldogs once again sealed the contest and finished the season with only one loss in match play (7-1 record). Senior Devun Salazar said, “It has been a great year! I am very grateful for the team and coaches. We have really found our groves as a team and individuals, it is really exciting to think about districts on Monday.”
Last week was not only the end of the regular season, it was also a week of history making. On April 25, the Eldo Golf team took 1st in the Ozark Highlands Conference Tournament held in Warsaw, MO. It was the first time in school history that the golf team accomplished this feat. Seniors Devun Salazar and Auston Smith both placed in the top 5 which honored them with All-Conference awards. Smith said, “To be able to make all conference as an individual and then also to be the first in school history, that is really special. Coach Beck has said all year, we have a great opportunity to hang a banner that lasts forever. We got one of them, we would still like to add a couple more…”
To close out the year, as previously mentioned, the Bulldogs team finished match play 7-1. They also took first place at the Clever Invitational, Aurora Invitational, & OHC Conference Tournament, while also taking a Top 5 finish at the Versailles Invitational and a Top 10 Finish at the MSU Relays (Eldo was the highest ranked Class 2 school in the tournament). Coach Beckner added, “To place how we have placed in tournaments, and to have the record we did in match play really speaks volumes to the dedication and efforts of these young men. They have worked hard and their efforts are paying off. We have an excellent opportunity to make history again on Monday at districts. I hope we can get some practice in and show up and play. The boys really want it, and I really want it for them…”
The Bulldogs will close out the year on Monday May 9th as they will compete in district play at Payne Stewart Golf Course in Springfield. Tee of is set for 9 a.m.