Eldon takes second in regular season home finale with California and Versailles finishes second in Jefferson City

Eldon finishes second in regular season home finale

Eldon returned home one last time for a meet with California and Moberly on Thursday and the Mustangs finished second after all nine holes were completed.

The Mustangs put up a team score of 184 and trailed California by just three strokes while Moberly finished the day at 218.

"The boys played ok. It was Senior Night so it was nice to recognize those guys," Eldon coach Matt Frey said. "They will be missed as they move on to the next chapter of life."

Breckon Blankenship paced the Mustangs with round of 40 while Austin Kostelnik shot a 41, Aiden Wells ended the day at 43, Nick Willingham added a 50 and Cole Kliethermes put up a 56. Up next is the postseason where Eldon will begin district tournament play in Jefferson City on Monday morning at 9 a.m.   "Going to spend the next couple days working on a few thing for districts and see how many boys we can move on," Frey said of the days ahead.   Versailles finishes second in quad at Blair Oaks   Versailles was on the road Thursday night for a battle with Blair Oaks, Southern Boone and Russellville at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City and the Tigers finished second after all the score cards were turned in.

Blair Oaks won its home meet with a team score of 178 while Versailles finished second at 183, Southern Boone placed third at 211 and Russellville earned fourth at 229.

After earning match medalist in a home meet last Tuesday and earning All-Conference on Wednesday, Ori Bartlett had another highlight night for the Tigers as he finished with the best score of any golfer yet again with a round of 37 to earn match medalist.

Garrett Boatright finished his day with a score of 47 for Versailles while Joel Faron added a 48, Kyle Bartlett turned in a 51 and Ben Dornan came in with a 57.

"This was the third time this season that Ori has been the match medalist to go along with his two runner-up medalist honors. Ori has finished the season as one of the better juniors in the area," Versailles coach Chuck Campbell said.

The regular season finale turned out to be the best nine-hole team performance Versailles has put up this season and happened to be 14 strokes better than the previous low. Overall, the team finished 6-2 with the postseason just around the corner.

"As a coach you really get excited about young kids who work hard and improve everyday. This team is really close and really pushes each other to try and improve individually and as a team," Campbell noted. 

Up next for Versailles is district tournament action where the Tigers will seek to advance as many golfers as possible to the next round when they tee off Monday morning in Buffalo at 9 a.m.