LITTLE ROCK — Faulkner County golfers, including two middle-school athletes, continued to make an impact Wednesday at the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Junior Match Play Championship at Eagle Hill Golf & Athletic Club.
Casey Ott of Conway, one of the youngest golfers in the field, lost to eventual champion Kaylee Benton, 2 and 1, in the semifinals of the girls division.
In the boys division, Conway’s Whit Parker, 13, lost in the quarterfinals to Kyle Cook of Jonesboro, 3 and 1.
Landon Hearnes of Mayflower downed Chase Netherton of Conway in a quarterfinal match, 5 and 4. In another quarterfinal match, Davis Trice of Fayetteville defeated Parker Rice of Conway in 19 holes.
In round of 16 matches, Parker defeated Harrison Gooch of Searcy, 2 and 1. Hearnes downed Tanner Bezet of Conway, 2 and 1. Netherton defeated Chandler Cain of Greenbrier, 3 and 1. Rice downed Austin Harmon of Benton, 2 and 1.