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Golf: Benton wins Region I, Division II title

The Benton Tigers won the Region I, Division II golf tournament for the fourth straight year at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria Wednesday.

Benton shot a 16-over 304. St. Louis finished a distant second with a 322 followed by Ruston with a 328 and West Ouachita with a 330.

The Tigers will try to win their fourth straight Division II state championship next week at The Wetlands in Lafayette. The 36-hole event is Monday and Tuesday.

Benton freshman Hayden White finished runner-up with a 1-over 73, two strokes behind Nolan Timon of North DeSoto.

Benton’s Jacob Wyatt tied for third with a 75. David Cole, the defending Division II state champ, was sixth with a 76. Shane Cram rounded out the scoring with an 80.

Airline finished fifth in the Region I, Division I tournament at Oak Wing Golf Club in Alexandria. Airline shot a 318, nine strokes out of fourth. Defending state champion Byrd won with a 284. The top four teams qualified for the Division I state tournament Monday and Tuesday at The Farm D’Allie in Carencro.

Two Airline golfers qualified as individuals. Jack Jordan finished tie for 15th with a 78. Austin Grigsby-Ledet finished tied for 17th with a 79. Byrd’s Phillip Barbaree won with a 63.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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