Lady Jays’ Thompson, Helias’ Kosmatka earn all-state honors

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Jefferson City’s Brooke Thompson and Helias’ Jenna Kosmatka earned all-state honors as the Class 2 girls state golf tournament wrapped up Tuesday.

Competing on the par-72 track at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club, Thompson had the best finish of any area competitor, as she placed 10th with a score of 83-79—162.

Kosmatka, meanwhile, became one of the last players to earn all-state honors, which go to the top-15 finishers and ties. Kosmatka ended in a three-way tie for 13th by posting a score of 85-80—165.

Also at the event, Jefferson City’s Hope Watson finished 38th (86-91—177) and Helias’ Lauren Plunkett tied for 53rd (92-94—186).

Sun Jung of Springfield Glendale won the event by posting a score of 76-74—150, two strokes better than Taylor BeDell of Warrensburg (81-71—152).

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One area competitor emerged as an all-state honoree following the Class 1 state meet at the par-71 Sedalia Country Club, as School of the Osage’s Taylor Hayes tied for fifth.

Hayes posted a two-day score of 77-84—161 to tie two other competitors for fifth. She was 14 strokes back of the winner, Jessica Dreesbeimdieke of Westminster Christian (72-75—147).

Two other area players just missed out on all-state honors, as Southern Boone’s Hannah Muroski tied for 16th (91-88—179), two strokes out of the last all-state place, and Russellville’s Mikala Jungmeyer tied for 19th (91-89—180).

Also at the event, Russellville’s Kelsey Schrimpf was 27th (93-93—186) and New Bloomfield’s Brooke Kelly finished in 42nd place (99-96—195).

John Burroughs won the team event with a score of 342-341—683, 11 strokes clear of second-place MICDS.

Sedalia Sacred Heart placed third with a score of 353-364—717. Smithville took fourth with a 365-386—751.

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