Finishing her freshman season of high school girls golf as a state qualifier for Belle’s Lady Tigers, sophomore Anastyn Lansford made it back to the Missouri State High School Activities …
Finishing her freshman season of high school girls golf as a state qualifier for Belle’s Lady Tigers, sophomore Anastyn Lansford made it back to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 1 State Tournament held at Sedalia Country Club looking to shoot her way into the top 15 and All-State accolades.
Last fall, Lansford finished in a tie for 18th place a mere four strokes out of the top 15 and All-State position.
This fall, she finished day one in seventh place with a round of 93 before a day-two round of 96 last Tuesday helped her place ninth overall becoming BHS’ first All-State girls golfer in school history.
“I’m so proud of what Anastyn has accomplished in two years of high school golf,” Lady Tiger head golf coach Nate Lansford said. “As a coach and a father, it was great seeing her succeed in spite of some struggles she had throughout state.”
In her opening round last Monday, Lansford started on the 10th hole before carding a 48 on her back nine.
She recorded a triple bogey, two double bogeys, five bogeys and a par.
On her back nine during day one, she bogeyed her first four holes before posting a par on the fifth hole and a birdie on the seventh hole.
This helped her shave three strokes off her back-nine total leaving her with a round of 93 placing her seventh overall.
Starting her second round at state last Tuesday on the first hole, Lansford was able to mix a pair of pars and bogeys among four double bogeys giving her a 48 through nine holes.
After four bogeys and four double bogeys on the back nine, she closed her second and final round with a par on the 18th hole helping her shoot an 18-hole round of 96 giving her a two-day total of 189 placing her ninth out of 95 golfers.
Joining Lansford in the MSHSAA Class 1 Girls Golf top 15 were Ash Grove’s Rylee Allred (T-1st), Liberty’s (Mountain View) Kameryn Wood (T-1st), Highland’s Morgan Crist (3rd), South Harrison’s Abrielle Owens (4th), New Bloomfield’s Dixie Moss (5th), Tarkio’s Jamie Barnett (6th), Putnam County’s Abbie Koenen (7th), Duchesne’s Madison Denker (8th), Green Ridge’s Ava Needy (10th), Stockton’s Vanessa Nail (11th), Summit Christian Academy’s Nora Schuh (12th), Tarkio’s Sydnee Bruns (13th), Harrisburg’s Alexis Maiden (14th) and Worth County’s Bridgette Hightshoe (15th).