October 30, 2003

Moore Headed For Hoops After Wrapping Up Fall Golf Season

Scotland County R-Iís three-time state golf qualifier Chase Moore has finished the fall segment of the golf season at Graceland University. Moore qualified to represent the varsity team for five of the six invitational meets. The events were held at William Penn University, Central Methodist, William Jewell, Graceland, Marshall and Baker University with anywhere from seven to 12 teams competing. The Yellowjackets had 17 golfers compete in qualifiers for each meet.

In the majority of the meets three freshmen, Ethan Mechling, Mike Pickering and Moore, posted the highest scores. Pickering was the top golfer in the Canadian Golf Association last year. The three freshmenís worst day was on the Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, KS. Thirty mile an hour winds pushed their scores into the low 80ís but they still managed an eighth place finish edging out Baker, KCKCC and Bethel.

The trioís best day was during the William Penn Invitational which featured a large cast of colleges including some NCAA colleges. The Yellowjackets combined score of 305 placed them fifth overall.

Moore maintained a 78 average over the first part of his freshman year and is working to improve his scores heading into the spring season. Coaches believe that simply playing these courses again will help the young men and put them into contention this spring.

Moore, a chemistry major, is now preparing for the basketball season which begins with a home opener November 1. Chase is the son of rob and Shari Moore of Memphis and the grandson of Clyde and Rosemary Jenkins and the late Richard and Betty Moore.

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