Johnson leads Hickman to district championship

Rock Bridge loses a tiebreaker and falls short of the state tournament.
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:54 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Hickman boys’ golf team shot a 292 and had the top three finishers to win the Class 4, District 5 Tournament on Tuesday at Sedalia Country Club.

Chris Johnson won with a 71, Josh Brady was second with a 72 and D.J. Chung finished third at 73.

Rock Bridge originally finished in a tie for second with Helias at 307, but the Bruins lost a tiebreaker to miss the cut for the state tournament.

The top four scores of a team’s five golfers are counted in a match, but the fifth-place golfer’s score counts in a tie. Ben Lake finished fifth for Rock Bridge with an 86, six strokes behind Helias’ fifth-place golfer, Brett Prenger.

Rock Bridge’s Jay Rader was then assessed a two-stroke unsportsmanship conduct penalty, which pushed the Bruins’ score to 309 and moved them to fourth place.

Hickman and Helias advance to the state tournament May 17-18 at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield.

Jeff Pope led Rock Bridge with a 74 and tied for fourth. Thomas Schuenemeyer tied for ninth with a 76, and Rader tied for 11th with a 77 after his penalty.

Although the Bruins will miss the state championship as a team, Pope, Rader and Schuenemeyer will compete as individuals.

Rader’s penalty moved him to the final individual spot, and allowed six more golfers to make the cut at 77.


Right-handed pitcher Garrett Broshuis was named Big 12 Conference Co-Pitcher of the week, along with Texas A&M’s Zach Jackson.

Broshuis (7-0) allowed four hits and stuck out nine in 8 1/3 shutout innings in an 8-0 win against No. 1 Texas on Saturday.


Ben Askren won the 185-pound weight class at the FILA Junior World Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday. Askren won in three technical falls to advance to the finals, where he beat Minnesota’s Roger Kish 8-4.

Tyler McCormick finished second at 132 pounds, and Justin Cole finished fifth at 145.5 pounds.


Urska Juric and Katka Sevcikova were named to the Coaches All-Big 12 women’s singles and doubles teams.

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