Missouri state golf: Canton’s Biggerstaff, South Shelby’s Glover in contention for top-10 finishes


COLUMBIA, Mo. — Trevor Biggerstaff’s blistering start Monday at the Country Club of Missouri positioned him to chase a top-10 finish at the Class 1 state tournament.

The Canton junior opened with an even-par 36, and although he found some trouble on his closing nine, Biggerstaff posted an 8-over 80 and is tied for seventh in the 82-player field. Ash Grove’s Asher Rust shot a 1-over 73 to take the first-round lead.

The field will play 18 holes Tuesday and then crown the state champion.

Biggerstaff made a birdie on the par-5 12th and a bogey on the par-3 15th and was steady until the turn despite ragged weather conditions. He took a double bogey on the par-4 first hole and a triple bogey on the par-5 fifth to derail his closing nine.

Canton’s Avery Uhlmeyer shot a 92 and is tied for 37th.

Cardinals’ Glover sits tied for fourth

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — South Shelby’s Casen Glover flirted with a round of even par, finishing the first round of the Class 2 state tournament at 2-over 74 and tied for fourth at Rivercut Golf Course.

Glover started on the back nine and made the turn at even-par 36. He offset a bogey on No. 2 with a birdie on No. 5 and was even until a double bogey on the ninth hole.

Palmyra’s Jonas Janes shot an 84 and is tied for 14th. South Shelby’s Jaaron Durbin is tied for 17th at 85, and the Cardinals’ PJ Schmidt is tied for 22nd at 87. Palmyra’s Skeeter Kroeger shot a 93, and Highland’s Payton Miller shot a 108.

Pirates’ Locke in top 30 in Class 4

SEDALIA, Mo. — The front nine at Sedalia Country Club showed some teeth Monday.

Hannibal junior Quinn Thomas and freshman Kyle Locke teed off in the opening round of the Class 4 state tournament on No. 10 and navigated the back nine without too many miscues. Thomas, who won the state tourney as a freshman, was at 4-over 39 when he made the turn, while Locke was at 3-over 38.

Thomas took a triple bogey on the par-4 third hole and a quadruple bogey on the par-5 fifth, finishing at 14-over 84 and tied for 60th in the 82-player field.

Locke carded a double bogey on the par-4 third, but offset four bogeys with two birdies and shot a 4-over 39 to finish at 7-over 77 and tied for 27th.

Fort Zumwalt East’s Trey Rusthoven and Rolla’s Jonathan Jordan share the first-round lead at 1-under 69.

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