Cooper Hess and Tryn Titus wrap-up LHS golfing careers

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Pictured above is Tryn Titus putting at the MSHSAA State Championships on Monday at Silo Ridge in Bolivar.


After winning numerous tournaments and helping the Lebanon High School boys’ golf team to many match wins, the high school careers of Cooper Hess and Tryn Titus came to an end on Tuesday afternoon at the Missouri Golf Championships at Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar.

Both Hess and Titus have signed to continue their academic and golfing careers at Drury University next fall and were both three-time state qualifiers.

With the first round wrapping up on Monday, Hess was +2 after shooting a 74, but carded an 81 on his final round and finished tied for 22nd overall.

“The first day of state I drove the ball very well of the tee and gave myself many good looks that day I just did not make any putts,” he mentioned. “The second day I hit the ball poorly and made no putts and let the situation get the better of me.”

Titus shot an 83 in his first round on Monday and followed it up with an 84 on Tuesday, respectively. He finished tied for 65th.

“Day one and two of state played super tough,” he stated. “I would have liked to play better, but that’s just golf sometimes. My take away from state is huge, and it’s really motivated me to practice hard this summer.”

Hess broke the all-time win record at LHS, and Titus has won plenty of tournaments throughout his four years, and although it has always been up to them how much work and effort they want to put into the game of golf, neither of them would have been able to get to where they are at without some help.

“I’d like to thank my mom and dad for helping me and trying to give me every opportunity to succeed over the past two years. I really wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for them,” said Titus. “I’d like to thank Katie Hough for training me over the past four years. Coach Zach Hines for helping turn around the golf program here in Lebanon and helping me both on and off the course. Coach Christian and Mr. Lowery for their massive support for the golf program. Some other people I’d like to mention are Steve Jackson, Trey Overstreet, Harrison Carr, Dan Schumacher, My sister Emily Titus,  and all my other friends and family that have helped me along the way. It’s been a fun four year, and I can’t wait for the next four at Drury.”

“I’d like to give my first thank you for my parents and grandparents that never missed a tournament over my high school career,” Hess said. “I’d also like to thank Zach Hines and Trey Overstreet for helping me with my swing and mental game over the last two years. Also, a huge thank you to Steve Jackson for helping me with my short game and being someone I could always get advice from and could help me dissect shots.

“The town of Lebanon has been more supportive than I ever could have imagined. I will miss getting to put on a Lebanon shirt and hat and being a Yellowjacket, but I can say I gave it all I had over the last four years and hope I made everyone who had helped me proud.”

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