DANVILLE — St. Joseph and Conway Christian turned the Class 2A state boys championship into a Faulkner County battle Monday.
The Bulldogs, led by Landon Enderlin, edged the Eagles by three strokes to take the title at Chamberlyne Golf Club.
Enderlin fired a 76 to finish second overall and qualify for next week’s Overall tournament at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. Neriah Brown of Cutter Morning Star earned medalist honors with a 73.
St. Joseph golfers combined for a 252 total. CCS was second at 255. Magnet Cove was third at 261 and Hartford fourth at 267.
Sam Massery added an 86 for St. Joseph to earn all-state honors. Jackson Castleberry fired a 90 and Landon Bruich a 95.
Jarret Bowden finished of CCS finished tied for fifth overall at 83 and earned all-state honors. Shane Starkey also earned all-state recognition for the Eagles with an 84, finishing in a tie for eighth.
“This was a very close match; you never really know how it’s going until they start posting scores,” said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier. “The boys played well and I am very proud of them. With a lot of golfers on the course, there were some long waits at some holes. But our guys have been in that situation. They waited their chance and played well.”