By THE HERALD-WHIG
The Palmyra and Louisiana boys golf teams won district tournaments Monday to advance to sectionals.
Each of the Panthers' five golfers placed in the top 15 -- led by medalist Hunter Baggett's 11-over 81 -- as Palmyra won the Class 2 District 3 tournament at Innsbrook Resort Golf Course in Wright City, Mo., with a 353. Palmyra's Blake Hubbert shot a 88, Trevor DeHaan had a 90, Taylor Leftwich scored a 94 and Mitchell Sutter carded a 98.
Also at the tournament, Chase Wilson led Highland with a 92, and Grant O'Bryan paced Monroe City at 98.
Louisiana placed the top four individuals while winning the Class 1 District 3 tournament at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton, Mo., with a 333. Second-place Fayette shot a 394.
Brendan Ross and Dylan of Louisiana tied for medalist honors as both shot 10-over-par 82. Gregory Pitzer placed third, one stroke behind his teammates. Dallas Castagna of Louisiana placed fourth with a 14-over 86.
Three area golfers qualified as individuals at the Class 1 District 4 tournament at Kirksville Country Club in Kirksville, Mo. The top performer of those three was Canton's Zach Dye, who placed 16th overall with a 25-over 96. Josh Ridgely of South Shelby shot 100 and Brice Cowell of Scotland County shot 102.
Marceline and Salisbury qualified for next week's sectional, shooting a 350 and 362, respectively. La Plata's Grant Gregory took medalist honors with an 82.