Gallery: BA hosts state title, finishes sixth overall
Published 4:09 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2023
BROOKHAVEN — Blue skies, lush green grass and a field of 56 high school golfers made their way around Brookhaven Country Club Tuesday. MAIS 5A State Championship host Brookhaven Academy finished sixth out of eight teams.
Lamar School finished first to claim the MAIS title while Bayou finished second and Starkville Academy finished third. Brookhaven Academy had a combined team score of 385 to tie with Oak Forest Academy for sixth place.
Hayden Adams had the lowest score for the Brookhaven Academy team. He shot an 85 to finish the tough course. Jon Mark Beesley had the second lowest score on the team with 95 and Sam Bandy had the third lowest score for BA with 98. Cooper Strickland shot a 107 for the Cougars, Hamp Smith shot a 114 and Dru McDaniel shot a 117.
Brookhaven Country Club general manager Jeff Henning said they added as much yardage to the course as they could by adjusting the tee-boxes. The course cut challenging pin locations which required cool heads and precision putting to navigate.
The round started at 9:00 a.m. and players were finished by 3 p.m. Henning addressed the crowd before awarding the state championship trophy.
“Thank you for coming and we enjoyed hosting this,” he said. “It is a good time for us.”