Swinging Clubs, Setting Records

Golfer Places Highest at State in School History

Charlie Warner, Managing Editor


After placing fourth at state, coach Richard Tingler gives junior Jaylee Castro her medal. (Courtesy of Sherri Butts)

 Varsity golfer junior Jaylee Castro competed and earned an All-State title in the Class 4 Girls State Golf Tournament Oct. 18 and 19 in Springfield, Mo. 

     “It was very good; it reflects what I did all season,” Castro said. “I feel like I represented pretty well, and I’m pretty excited about how it turned out.”

     Castro shot a total 151 and finished in fourth place, the highest placing for girls golf in school history.

     “Placing fourth was very cool. I hope I can do it again next year,” Castro said. “Maybe first, second or third.”

     Girls golf coach Richard Tingler was enthusiastic about having a golfer place All-State.

     “I thought it was amazing,” said Tingler. “We’ve only had one girl medal at state, and she placed 14th. So for Jaylee to place fourth is pretty big. It was really neat to watch, and she was in the top five the entire time. When somebody plays golf like that it’s pretty amazing to watch.”