Lovelady qualifies for state golf competition

Staff writer

Hogan Lovelady of Marion scored 87 points at the regional golf tournament Monday, qualifying him to go to the state competition.

“(He) qualified for state by staying out of trouble and keeping the ball between the roughs and out of the water,” coach Thane Schwartz said.

While the team placed fourth out of nine teams, the top two teams are the only ones who go to the state competition. However, as Schwartz explained, Lovelady was good enough that he was the second individual chosen to go to the competition without a team.

At regionals, Schwartz said that Jared Hague and Wiley Lundy followed close behind but preferred to play in the shade under the trees. Dylan Goebel and Brant Stephenson continued to improve upon their game, but struggled in the rough. Schwartz said Aaron Molleker played respectably well, considering his wrist injury.

“We may not be the best team in town, but we sure like to play golf,” Schwartz said.

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