Osage and Versailles battle in tournament at Southern Boone,, Camdenton hosts Laker Invitational and Eldon tops quad at Eugene
Osage wins Southern Boone Classic and bests field of 15 schools
The golfers of Osage were ready to play on Wednesday at the Southern Boone Classic at Eagle Knoll Golf Club.
The Indians took on 14 other schools in tournament play and the their team score of 340 proved to be the best of the day. Versailles finished 10th out of 15 teams with a team score of 460.
“This is a difficult, but great course to play. It was pretty windy yesterday as well so good scores were hard to come by,” Osage coach L.J. Weeks said of the tournament. “I was extremely proud of my players today. The hard work they have been putting in is paying off and it is great to see that.”
Osage’s Jacob Krantz put up the best round of any golfer on the day as he led the Indians with a first place score of 81. Zach Krantz shot an 84, Ethan Kline recorded a round of 85, Nick Riley finished his day with a 90 and Chance Foster put up a score of 95 respectively.
“Golf can be very taxing on the mind and body. So, when we have weeks like this where we play four days straight, it can be difficult to keep up a high level of play,” Weeks said of his club. ”Their dedication and desire to do well is fantastic.”
Versailles was led by Ori Bartlett once again with a round of 94. Garrett Boatright finished with 116, Kyle Bartlett recorded a 121 and Joel Faron came in with a round of 129. The Tiger team only had four participants instead of five due to a illness the morning of the tournament.
"The Eagle Knoll course with their tight fairways and hills was a new experience for the younger Tiger golfers," Versailles coach Chuck Campbell said. "We had some difficultly keeping the ball in the fairway off the tee, which became a good learning experience for the future."
Osage was scheduled to host Fulton and California for Senior Night on Thursday and will return to action on Monday for the Waynesville Tournament at 9:30 a.m. Versailles was at home on Thursday and the Tigers will compete at the Sacred Heart Invite on Monday at 10 a.m.
Camdenton takes on large field at Laker Invitational
The teams come from near and far, but all have just one goal in mind- winning the Laker Invitational.
Camdenton played host to 28 teams from all over the state of Missouri, and even Kansas, in the Laker Invitational at Old Kinderhook Golf Club on Wednesday and the competition was tough as the Lakers finished 23rd overall with a team score of 374 while Columbia Rock Bridge bested the field with a score of 294 respectively.
Of course, Camdenton would have liked to place a little higher, but Coach Shawn Maschino could not be disappointed on what proved to be a good day for playing some golf.
“What a great day for golf. Our spring has been pretty cold and wet so far, so we were pretty excited to play in some decent weather,” Camdenton coach Shawn Maschino said of a day with temperatures ranging in the 70s. “I talked to many of the coaches today who told me this is their favorite tournament of the year. They love Old Kinderhook and a lot of teams come down the day before to stay on the property. It is a great bonding moment for them.”
Maschino also took the time to commend all the volunteers who provided food, shuttled golfers throughout the day, spotted balls and worked the score table at the conclusion of the tournament.
“The tournament runs very smoothly. It is a long day, but when you have 140 golfers walking 18 holes, a 6-hour round is to be expected,” the coach pointed out. “This tournament would not be the success it is year in and year out without our volunteers and the staff at Old Kinderhook.”
C.J. Rogers led the way for Camdenton with a round of 84. Spencer Melville put up an 88, Preston Kelling finished the day at 97, Keith Stehle recorded a 105 and Treyvor Watson added a round of 109.
“We’ve improved our team score in each tournament. We are coming down the home stretch to conference and districts and are looking forward to hosting districts this year at Lake Valley Country Club,” the coach noted.
Up next for the Lakers is a trip up to Helias for tournament action on Monday morning at 9 a.m.
Eldon tops field in quad battle at Eugene
Eldon took a trip up to Eugene Wednesday night to face the host Eagles, Stover and Cole Camp in a quad meet.
The night went pretty well for the Mustangs as they bested Cole Camp by a final team score of 182 to 247. The two sides were the only two schools to field five total players to qualify for team scores.
“The boys played well again and continue to put in decent scores,” Eldon coach Matt Frey said.
Up next for the Mustangs is the Sacred Heart Invite on Monday, which tees off at 10 a.m.