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Tigers and Raiders finish eighth in state meet, DeClue, McLaurin make All-State

SPRINGFIELD – The North County Raiders finished in eighth place in Class 3 at the state golf meet, and the Arcadia Valley Tigers did the same in Class 2. The Raiders shot 690 as a team over 36 holes at the Rivercut golf course, and the Tigers shot 664 at the Deer Lake Golf Course.

Jordan McLaurin of Arcadia Valley and Brett DeClue of Potosi finished in the top 15 in their respective meets to earn All-State honors. McLaurin, a freshman, placed fourth in Class 2 with a three over 147, just two strokes behind a three-way tie for the lead. McLaurin shot a par 72 on Tuesday to go with his 75 on Monday. DeClue, a senior, tied for 10th place in Class 3 with two other golfers at 156.


Robert House led the way for the Raiders with a tie for 23rd place and a two-day total of 160, scoring 80 each day. Brandon Smith improved his game by two strokes on Tuesday to tie for 40th place at 164. Jake Black tied for 84th at 174, Cory Claywell shot a 201, and Dustin Gray had a 204.

Farmington’s Barrett Belew and Matt Rhodes tied with Smith in 40th place each with a 164. Belew cut six strokes off of his Monday’s score of 85 with a 79 on Tuesday. Gene Williams shot a 189 for the Knights.

Fredericktown had two golfers at the meet. Chase Dunham shot an 88 on Tuesday, improving his Monday score by six strokes to end up with a 182, and Clay Street was not far behind with a 185.


Joining McLaurin in team honors were Chris Spitzmiller with a 59 for a seven-way tie at 28th place. Blaine Dunivan shot a 174 for 91st place. Abe Warren shot a 184 to tie for 110th, and Dustin Branstetter finished with a 210.

Central had two seniors in the meet. Grayson Clark shot a 167 for the two days to tie for 61st, and Keith Huff scored a 183.


REPUBLIC – Valle’s two golfers that played in the Class 1 meet had consistent games. Kolby Armbruster shot 88-89 for a 177 and a tie for 53rd place, and Keith Basler tied for 77th with a 185.

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