BURLINGTON — The Mt. Pleasant boys’ golf team took care of business in their sectional tournament at Flint Hills Golf Course in Burlington on Thursday. The Panthers won the sectional with a 318, defeating the hosting West Burlington-Notre Dame squad by 25 strokes.
The win advances the Panthers to the district tournament on Thursday, May 16, where they’ll try and punch their ticket to the state tournament.
Trace White led the way for Mt. Pleasant, finishing runner-up in the tournament. White ended the day at 74.
Jake Moffett and Brevin Wilson each snuck into a tie for fifth-place overall. They made it three Panthers under 80 on the day by finishing their rounds at 79.
Bailey Shelledy was the fourth Panther scorer. He shot an 86. Rhett Zeglehn finished six strokes back of Shelledy with a 92, and Reece Kempker shot a 98 to keep all Mt. Pleasant scores under 100.
It was Mt. Pleasant’s second-straight dominating postseason win. The Panthers took the Southeast Conference tournament by 30 strokes earlier this week.
West Burlington-Notre Dame’s score of 343 helped them advance on to districts as well. Centerville took the third qualification spot, shooting a 348.
SEC rivals Washington, Fairfield and Keokuk all came up short of the sectional tournament. Washington shot a 353. Fairfield finished at 385, and Keokuk ended the day at 386. West Liberty had no team score due to not having enough players.
The Panthers will travel to Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa on the morning of Thursday, May 16. That meet is scheduled for a start time of 10 a.m. The three advancing teams from the Burlington sectional will be joined by Pella, who shot a 326 on Thursday in the Amana colonies, Clear Creek-Amana, who shot 347, and Oskaloosa, who finished at 348.