SPRINGFIELD -- One Sikeston golfer is in the running for a medal -- the other had a day to forget at the Class 3 Golf Championships at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield.
While Bill Green had a good all-around day, shooting a 75, 4-over par to place in the top 20 so far, teammate Dakota Trevino let one hole get away from him on his way to an 86.
Trevino, who just two weeks ago took first place in the district tournament, shot a 10 on a par 4 that ruined an otherwise solid day.
With one more day of golf left, Green has a chance at placing in the top 15, which would earn him a medal. But Trevino's hopes for getting a medal are virtually gone.
"Dakota had a real rough hole -- he ended up taking a 10 on a par 4 and that just killed him," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Even though he had one terrible hole, he kind of recovered to have a decent day. If he recovers tomorrow then he can still be in the top 40."
Green finished up his day with a birdie to cap a strong round.
"He really played well," said Oetting of Green. "He was two over and had a real bad lie on one hole. He mentally recovered. He ended up with a double-bogey and if it hadn't been for that he would be in the top of the pack. He's in perfect position for a medal hunt.
"He really played solid, smart golf. Billy showed me this past week that he was ready for this tournament. He's got a new putter and that's given him extra confidence."
Green had 29 putts on the day which Oetting called "an awesome day."