For the second year in a row, Hickman High School will play host to the COMO Shootout.
The annual event will feature 20 high school programs from all over the state — ranging from freshman to varsity level teams — playing in games on Saturday and Sunday. This is a step up from the first event in 2018, which featured just six teams.
All games will be played in Hickman's gyms as well as at the Boys and Girl Club of Columbia, with start times going from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. Sunday.
Hickman, Rock Bridge, Tolton and Columbia Independent will represent Columbia over the weekend.
Columbia golfers compete in Missouri Amateur Championship
The first round of the 112th Missouri Amateur Championship was played at Hickory Hills Country Club in Springfield on Tuesday, and a number of Columbia golfers competed during the event.
Tommy Boone placed the highest of the Columbia competitors with a score of 69 (-3), which put him in a tie for second. Jack Parker also finished the day in the top 10, tied for sixth with a score of 70 (-2).
Other Columbia golfers to place in the event are: Hudson Dubinski (71, T-11), Matt Echelmeier (73, T-25), Hunter Parrish (78, T-91), Jeff Echelmeier (79, T-100), Lake Leroux (81, T-114), Ron Eilers (83, T-133) and Brett Allen (84, T-139).
Tee times for the second and final round of stroke play begin 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, with the second wave teeing off at 12:30 p.m. After stroke play, the field will be cut to the top 64 scores, and those players will advance to match play. Any ties for 64th place will result in a play-off.
Missouri Junior Tour hosts 18 stroke play event
The Missouri Junior Tour hosted an 18 stroke play event Tuesday at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City, and Columbia golfers placed in six of the nine divisions.
Emma Baumstark was the sole Columbia competitor to finish atop a division, shooting a 51 (+17) to take first in the 11 and under female division.
Other Columbia golfers to finish in the top three of their divisions include: Sami Swinfard (85, 3rd, 16-18 female), William Hose (84, 3rd, 14-15 male), Tierney Baumstark (94, 2nd, 14-15 female), Will Kimes (38, 2nd, 12-13 male) and Kate Ryan (50, 3rd, 12-13 female).