Greene County Tech, Nettleton Golfers Top Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational

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BATESVILLE – August 7, 2013 – The 2013 high school golf season kicked off Tuesday with the Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational High School Golf Tournament held at The Course at Eagle Mountain.  Competing golfers represented Batesville, Beebe, Clinton, Forrest City, Greene County Tech, Heber Springs, Nettleton, Paragould and Wynne.

Greene County Tech won the boys team trophy with a combined four-player score of 333.  Forrest City was runner-up at 366 and Paragould took third place at 371.  B.J. Martin of Greene County Tech took medalist honors with a low score of 78.  He edged out Cole McNeil of Beebe and Carson Stewart of Wynne, who both carded a 79.  Rounding out the top ten boys scores were Dylan Edrington, Greene County Tech, 82; Stone Respess, Greene County Tech, 82; Travis Owens, Nettleton, 83; Corey Long, Forrest City, 84; Warren Olmstead, Heber Springs, 85; Eli Adams, Forrest City, 86; Landon Davis, Beebe, 86; and Jacob Terry, Paragould, 86.

Nettleton took home the top prize in the girls division with a combined three-player score of 318.  The runner-up team was Forrest City at 336, followed by Beebe at 367.  The girls’ medalist was Kristyn Belk of Nettleton, who beat out her teammate Tabitha Hudspeth, 100 to 101.  Other top girls’ scores were posted by Kayla Qualls, Forrest City, 108; Kristen Qualls, Forrest City, 111; and Kate Reese, Heber Springs, 114.

 About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.

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