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Richmond junior Blaine Broderick hooked up with Hunter Lewis of Lawson and Maryville’s Trevor Shell in a three-way battle for the Class 2, District 8 golf title Monday afternoon at Shirkey Golf Course.
By the end of a long afternoon, it was Lewis edging Broderick by a shot, with Shell taking third. Lewis carded a 4-over par 75, with Broderick just one stroke back, while Shell finished with a 78. Lewis, also a junior, qualified for his third consecutive state tournament and finished just a shot ahead of Broderick for sixth in state last year. It will be Broderick’s second trip to state when the tournament tees off May 18-19 at the Sedalia Country Club. Broderick qualified for the Kansas state tournament as a freshman.
While those three battled for the individual title, the team battle didn’t feature the dramatics as Bishop LeBlond carded a 335, which was 11 shots better than the runners-up from Trenton. Hamilton placed third with 350, while Richmond placed sixth in the 11-team field with 366.
The top team and low 10 individuals not on the qualifying team advance to the state tournament.
Broderick was the lone Spartan to advance, while Hamilton advanced three with Trenton sending a pair. Trenton’s Ryan Wade finished fourth with 81, followed by his teammate D.J. Christenson with 84. Andrew Malloy was the lone Carrollton Trojan state qualifier as he tied Creston Snyder of Hamilton with 85.
Tanner Reames of Maryville was eighth with 86, followed by Hamilton’s Samuel Fairchild with 87 and his teammate Matthew Schieber with 88.
PHOTO: Richmond’s Blaine Broderick fell just a shot away from the Class 2, District 8 title Monday afternoon with his 76 at the Shirkey Golf Course. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)