BA Golf finishes second at North Half tournament


Benton Academy had a golf team return to the North State Tournament for the first time in 10 years at the Marion Golf & Athletic Club.

Benton Academy recently qualified to represent District 3 A-AA.  There were four other schools in the tournament: Oak Hill Academy, West Memphis Christian School, Desoto Academy and Humphreys Academy.

Playing for Benton Academy were: Ben Boggan, Anthony Ward, JB Middleton, Wil Saxton, Cole Ables and Zac Nesbit. 

The top four scores for the team were posted by Ben, JB, Cole and Anthony and resulted in Benton Academy coming in as Runner Up for the North Class A-AA. They will advance to final State tournament to be held on Tuesday, May 8.

The Marion course has been rated as one of the 5 best courses in Arkansas and is named the Monster as not only is there a lot of water adjacent to the fairways, many of the greens are surrounded on 3 sides by water and one is considered an 'island' green shaped in the form of Arkansas.