Osage and Eldon battle at Boonville while Versailles visits Warsaw
School of the Osage and Eldon square off at Boonville Masters
There was plenty of competition for Osage and Eldon at the Boonville Masters at Hail Ridge Golf Course on Thursday and every stroke was crucial in a tournament where the top three teams were separated by a single point.
Osage and Eldon went to battle with 10 other schools and after each round was completed, the Indians finished third with 337 team points while Eldon came in sixth at 388 respectively. Columbia Hickman won the event with 336 points while St. Charles came in second with 337 and narrowly edged out Osage in a scorecard playoff.
"The morning was pretty chilly and it was windy all day. The Osage players had a good day overall," Osage coach L.J. Weeks stated. "A few were not real happy with their scores as they know they can play better. But for our first tournament of the season, I was pleased with the results.
"The results do show just how important every stroke is on the golf course. If we would have had two less, we would have won."
Osage's Jacob Krantz and Ethan Kline led the Indians as both finished with a round of 81. Krantz came in fifth place while Kline medaled at sixth respectively. Other performances from Indian golfers included Nick Riley who shot an 87, Chance Foster who recorded a round of 88, Zach Krantz and his round of 89 and Trevor Ralston who put up a score of 100.
Eldon, which had just won the Versailles Invitational the previous day, found this challenge a little more difficult. However, Coach Matt Frey said it was not such a bad day."The boys played well. I wasn't sure how the boys would play coming off the win the day before in the Versailles tourney, but they did ok," he said. "It wasn't our best outing, but I will take it." Aiden Wells paced the Mustangs with a round of 85, Austin Kostelnik shot a 92, Cole Kliethermes added 102, Breckon Blankenship recorded a 105, Nick Willingham finished his day at 117 and Forrest Russell put up 118 respectively. Osage will be on its home course Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., and Eldon will also return to its home course for a quad meet on Tuesday at the same time. Versailles takes on the competition at Warsaw Versailles was back in action Thursday afternoon at Warsaw where the Tigers took on the host Wildcats along with El Dorado Springs and Wheatland. El Dorado Springs won the event with 223 team points while Warsaw finished with 249 and both Versailles and Wheatland did not post team scores. According to Coach Chuck Campbell, the Tigers were a little short-handed for the day with half of the team involved in another school function. Versailles' Ori Bartlett finished as the runner-up for the day with a round of 48 and just one stroke behind Wheatland's Mitch Bigham who took match medalist with a round of 47.
Medalist for the Match was Mitch Bigham from Wheatland with a 47 and runner-up Medalist was Ori Bartlett from Versailles with a 48. Kyle Bartlett and Tristan Mayhew both put up rounds of 60 each to finish out the scoring for the Tigers.
"Kyle had the only par for the Tigers with a par on one of the par-threes," Campbell noted. "Tristain keeps improving as he recorded his low round for his young career with a 60."
Up next for Versailles is the Southern Boone Invite on Wednesday at 9 a.m.