Van-Far duo compete at state golf meet


Van-Far had its first presence at the state golf tournament since 2019 on Monday and Tuesday at the Class 1 state meet at the Country Club of Missouri in Columbia and were being represented by two first-year state qualifiers. Senior Cody Smith competed at state before he plays golf in college for North Central Missouri College while freshman Pacey Reading made what he hopes to be the first of several state appearances.

Smith finished 33rd out of 79 golfers, finishing with a 179, or 35-over par, to sit 10 strokes away from a medal in the top 15. Reading finished in a four-way tie for 59th with a 193, or 49-over par.

Look for the full story and other recaps from the Class 2 state meet in Springfield in the May, 20, 2023, edition of the Mexico Ledger.