Flashes finish third in state

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2001

[05/10/01] St. Aloysius’ second-round score ballooned by 35 strokes to finish third in the state tournament at Wolf Hollow in Wesson on Wednesday.

The Flashes finished with a two-day team total of 709 five strokes behind Mercy Cross and 29 behind champion West Union.

If St. Al would have matched its first-day total of 337, it would have won its first Class 1A title since 1998.

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Only John Caldwell bettered his score from the previous day, firing an 82 to finish with a two-day total of 165. Beau Theobald shot 94 (177), Andy Amborn had a 97 (183) and Brett Bailess added a 99 (185).

Medalist Brady Brock of West Union shot 76 and 83 to lead his team to a final total of 680.

St. Al finished ahead of Madison-St. Joe (717), Smithville (772), Thrasher (773) and East Union (807).