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Wildcats’ Wadkins competes at state tourney

TROY — Springwood School’s John Wadkins competed at the AISA State Golf Tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Troy Country Club.

The junior carded a 36-hole score of 204 (95-109). It was his first time qualifying for the state event.

He secured his spot in the field by completing four tournaments during the regular season and posting two 18-hole rounds of 90 or better.

Twice Wadkins recorded scores of that caliber. His best effort came at the Lakeside School Tournament held April 16, when he fired an 81 to tie for second place.
Wadkins came up shy of that mark at state, but first-year head coach Tony White praised his effort.

White also lauded the progress displayed by the three other members of Springwood’s golf team who didn’t qualify for state: Caroline Kersey, Gracie Hanners and Natalie Wolfe.

“I’m extremely proud of all the golfers I had,” White said. “They have been a joy to be around.”