2018 CHS graduate officially carded 86 in second round, according to state activities association website posting, tying him for 69th place
CAMDENTON, Mo. — Hayden Montgomery, 2017-18 senior turned Chillicothe High School alumnus in the past few days, wrote the final entry in his high school life journal yesterday with a round officially listed as an 86 that completed his third appearance in the state golf championships.
Playing the Old Kinderhook course at the Lake of the Ozarks at Camdenton, CHS’ top player of the past two seasons posted an official 36-holes total of 174 in the 2018 state tourney which concluded Tuesday (May 15), leaving him alone in 69th place.
As reported in our Wednesday, May 16, print edition (which went to press Tuesday at 5 p.m., before the Missouri State High School Activities Association tabulated and posted official scores), CHS coach Jim Wheeler initially reported Montgomery had taken 90 shots Tuesday. That would have put his total at 178 and tied him for 78th out of the 91 golfers.
Due to weather issues Monday that delayed completion of the first round until yesterday morning, Tuesday’s second round did not begin until mid-to-late morning, making the final individual standings and team rankings for the tournament incomplete and unavailable at press time.
Montgomery began the second round Tuesday tied for 73rd place among the 91 competing golfers after he shot an 88 in Monday’s opening round.
While in the lower third of the individual standings after 18, the Hornet was not far removed from being significantly higher in the individual standings. Had he managed to save four shots somewhere around the course Monday, he’d have had an 84 that would have him among the top 50. As it was, he'd have needed a 77 in the last round to get into the top 50.