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Martens places 11th at state golf event

by Tad Brewer
Landmark reporter

For the third consecutive season, senior Platte County Pirate golfer Barrett Martens was able to place at the golf state competition.

In his sophomore year, Martens finished sixth overall in the then Class 2A state tournament. The following season, Martens placed first overall in the Class 3A state championship tournament.

Although Martens did not repeat as the 3A state champion, he did have a top 15 finish that would make most high school golfers from around the state envious.
This season’s state tournament was held at the par 72 Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield. On the first day, Martens shot an 80, but on the second day of the tournament, Martens was able to improve his overall standings by shooting a 77.

Martens eventually concluded the tournament with a highly respectable eleventh place finish out of all of the Class 3A golfers from throughout the state.

“I wanted to win it again after winning it last year,” Martens said. “But that’s just not always the way that it works out.”

Martens will continue his amateur golfing career for the next several years to come by playing collegiate golf for the University of Kansas golf team.