Trevor Watson and Connor Bogue capped their strong careers on the links Tuesday by earning all-state honors at the Class 3 state tournament.
Trevor Watson and Connor Bogue made the most of their trip to the Class 3 state tournament this week at Sedalia Country Club.
The Hannibal seniors each capped their strong careers on the links Tuesday by earning all-state honors at the two-round competition.
Watson, a three-time state qualifier, carded a combined score of 11-over-par 151 to tie for ninth place overall in a field of 100 golfers. Bogue, who reached the state finals for the first time, finished one stroke behind at 152 to claim 12th place.
“They both shot really well both days, very consistent,” Hannibal coach Jason Noland said. “They played their own game and came out pretty successful.”
Watson started 1-under through the first 12 holes of Day 1 on Monday and overcame trouble in the middle stages of the tournament to finish in the top 10 for the first time in his career.
The standout finished 65th in 2015 and 70th at the rain-shortened state meet last season.
“Over the last two days, Trevor recovered from any mistakes that he made and made a lot of birdies,” Noland said. “He really played well and put a lot of pars together. He finished strong. Overall, he did what he had to do.”
Bogue soaked in the state experience after having fallen a couple strokes short of qualifying the past two seasons.
He shot 76’s both days of the tournament.
“You look at his postseason and he’s been by far our most consistent golfer,” Noland said of Bogue. “He peaked at the right time, from districts to sectionals and then down here, he’s just been playing lights out.”
It was only natural the pair of seniors compared their state scores against each other. With that being said, both credit the other for helping boost their game this season.
“They both think they’re better than each other, and that’s a great thing to have,” Noland said. “Trevor edged Connor by a stroke, but having those scores in a tough tournament and tough (windy) conditions today, it speaks volumes to how well they played.”
Junior Gabe Falconer also competed for Hannibal and carded a total score of 168, tied for 55th.
“As a junior, he has another opportunity and he’s got to learn from it,” Noland said of Falconer. “He played well. He’d hit the ball well and then he’d have a couple bad holes.”