Cason Bekemeier led Republic with a score of 74 at the Bolivar Invitational. (Photo by David Brazeal)

Tigers 9th at Bolivar Invitational; Bekemeier Opens Season with Top-10 Finish (Photos)

Cason Bekemeier shot a 74 during Republic’s first golf meet of the spring, leading the Tigers to a seventh-place team finish at the 22-team Bolivar Invitational at Silo Ridge Country Club on Monday.

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Republic finished just five strokes out of sixth place. The Tigers were at the bottom of a tightly packed bunch of teams, with Ozark finishing sixth at 322. West Plains scored a 325, Branson a 326, and Republic a 327.

In addition to Bekemeier’s seventh-place score of 74, Jace Henry finished with an 82, Porter Bollinger shot an 85, Aslan Ebisch scored an 86, and Brayden Tharp finished with a 92.

Team Top 10

Nixa 295
Lebanon 301
Carl Junction 305
Rolla 305
Kickapoo 309
Ozark 322
West Plains 325
Branson 326
Republic 327
Catholic 335

Photos by David Brazeal

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