Orrick senior Mason Karnes will make a return visit to the Class 1 State golf tournament when it begins Monday in Springfield. Karnes is one of three Bearcat golfers to advance past the sectional tournament held Monday at the Mozingo Golf Course in Maryville. Karnes, along with fellow senior Jacob Jennings and junior Tanner Werle, will tee it up next week at the Rivercut Golf Course.
Karnes finished tied for ninth place Monday with Simon Gach of Mid Buchanan as each golfer carded an 89 on a damp day in Maryville. Karnes finished 79th at last spring’s state tournament in Bolivar with a two-day total of 198.
Werle ended in 16th place with a 92, and Jennings, who missed going to Silo Ridge Golf Course last year by one shot, made the cut this year by one shot with his 96.