Smackover’s Wolfe earns All-State nod

Contributed Photo Wolfe earns All-State: Smackover’s Judson Wolfe points to his score of 77 at the 3A State Tournament Monday at Glenwood Country Club. Wolfe finished fifth to earn All-State honors.

GLENWOOD - Smackover’s Judson Wolfe had two goals he wanted to achieve in the 3A State Tournament.

He accomplished both.

On Monday, Wolfe fired a 77 to earn All-State honors, finishing fifth.

“I’m extremely proud of the way Judson played today and throughout the entire season,” Smackover coach Josh Wesson said. 

“He had a great game plan going into the match and executed very well. I’m really proud of the way he putted and finished his round.

“To come into the state match and finish tied for fifth out of 72 golfers is incredible and I'm extremely proud of the way he represented our program and our school district. He's only a sophomore and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do the next two years.”

Going into the state tournament, Wolfe said he had goals of finishing with a score below 80 and making All-State. He accomplished both with a strong finish.

“I'm proud of the way I played and especially proud of the way I finished shooting 1 over on the back nine,” Wolfe said. “I hit my irons really good today and made some putts that normally don't fall. I appreciate the support from people in our community and school.”

Episcopal Collegiate’s Jackson McLaughlin was the medalist with a 67, as the Wildcats won the state title with a team score of 229. Flippin was second with a team score of 238.

Manila’s Rex Farmer was the runner-up in the race for medalist honors with a 73.