Eldon is on a roll.
The Mustangs competed in the Versailles Invitational on Wednesday with 12 other schools and captured first place with a team score of 242. Meanwhile, Versailles finished ninth overall with 308 team points respectively.
“I was really proud of the way the boys played battling cold temperatures starting out there and being able to stay focused and take care of business to come home with the trophy,” Eldon coach Matt Frey said.
It has been a fairly nice season overall after the Mustangs tied for first in the home opener and finished second in a home quad meet with Iberia, Stover and Fulton at Eldon Golf Club on Tuesday.
In Tuesday’s matchup, Aiden Wells finished with the best score of the day and earned the title of match medalist with a 9-hole round f 44. Austin Kostelnik shot a 48, Parker Dunham shot a 58 and both Breckon Blankenship and Nick Willingham recorded rounds of 59 each.
In Wednesday's event, the tournament was designed for scramble on the first nine holes and best ball on the back nine. Each school could have four teams of two players and at least three team scores were required to compete for team trophies.
Versailles was led by Ori Bartlett who finished with a round of 89 as a solo player. Meanwhile, Ben Dornan and Tristan Mayhew put up a round of 109, Joel Faron and Alyssa Welch posted a 110 and the duo of Kyle Bartlett and Sydney Snider finished with 121.
"Due to ACT testing we were a little short handed, so Ori had to play with no partner. Besides Ori, this was the first tournament for the rest of the Versailles team members," Versailles coach Chuck Campbell said. "It was good for these first-time players to get a taste of tournament 18-hole play. For some of the golfers, this was the first time they had ever played 18 holes of golf."
Overall, the coach was pleased with the performances he saw.
"Ori Batlett did a good job having to play by himself against the other teams of two. He had one birdie and two pars on the extremely cold day, but still led the team with an 89 for the day," Campbell noted. "Alyssa did a good job competing against the boys... Although we would of liked to of scored a little better, it was great experience for all the young players."
Eldon was scheduled to visit Boonville on Thursday for more tournament action and the Mustangs will return to action on their home course Tuesday at 4 p.m. Versailles was scheduled to visit Warsaw on Thursday and will compete in the Southern Boone Invite on Wednesday at 9 a.m.