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Local golfer transfers home to Mizzou


Ashland native Walker Kesterson is coming home to Mizzou for his final year of eligibility.

Kesterson played his previous four years at Southern Mississippi. Due to COVID-19, his senior season was cut short. However, a recent NCAA ruling granted Kesterson an extra year of eligibility. He'll be able to play for the Tigers right away without sitting out a year.

"Walker is a fierce competitor and we're excited for him to bring that fire to our team next season," head coach Mark Leroux said in a release. "He's always dreamed of being a Missouri Tiger growing up down the road in Ashland. He loves Mizzou, and will represent our University well."

This past summer, Kesterson won the Missouri Amateur Championship by chipping in on the final hole.

Kesterson went to Southern Boone High School. He earned all-state honors all four years with the Eagles.

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Andrew Kauffman

Andrew Kauffman is ABC 17’s sports director. He started working at the station in 2015.


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