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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Orrick golf coach Mitch Comstock was pleased with the performance of his two Bearcats at the Class 1 state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar.
Austin Meyer had two solid rounds and ended with a 36-hole total of 171 that put him in a six-way tie for 19th, while Mason Karnes shook off a tough opening round on Monday and ended the tournament with a 198.
Meyer’s 19th-place showing is the first time a Bearcat golfer has ended up in the top 20. Comstock said his senior went to Bolivar with two goals in mind.
“He wanted to shoot the lowest two-day total in Orrick golf history, and came up a little short of that goal,” Comstock said. “But he did accomplish the goal of posting the lowest finish in school history. It was a great two days for him and a great way to go out his senior year.”
Meyer carded an 86 on Monday and trimmed one shot off that total for Tuesday’s round.
Karnes, a junior, struggled in Monday’s opening round as he posted a 104, but came back on Tuesday to shoot a 94.
“I was proud of how he battled back after some adversity and played good golf the rest of the tournament,” Comstock said.
The complete story is in the Thursday, May 16, 2013 Richmond News.