Osage wins Southern Boone Classic for second straight year and Versailles takes fifth; Camdenton takes 22nd at Laker Invitational

Osage wins Southern Boone Classic for second straight year; Versailles takes fifth

The golf course at Eagle Knoll in Hartsburg has been fairly kind to golfers from School of the Osage.

The Indians won the Southern Boone Classic there a year ago as well as the Tri-County Conference title and the team can now add another Southern Boone Classic championship to the collection after besting a field of 15 schools on Wednesday. Osage carded a team score of 364 to finish one stroke ahead of California and Versailles finished fifth with a 385 behind Centralia (375) and Linn (379).

“Eagle Knoll is a challenging golf course made even more so by the high winds yesterday. Being able to control the ball flight and distances can be a challenge,” Osage golf coach L.J. Weeks noted.

“It’s good when your players can step up their games at a difficult course. I t was a great day for Osage golf.”

Osage’s Ethan Kline, a returning state qualifier, finished with the top score in his fourth straight event and earned the title of match medalist with a round of 82 after 18 holes. Zach Krantz placed fourth and medaled with an 85 in the pool of 71 golfers, Trevor Ralston turned in a 98, Andrew Reahr totaled 99 and Johnathon Schillaci finished with a 106.

Versailles was led by returning All-State golfer Ori Bartlett who medaled by finishing in the top 15 with an 85 that was good enough for fifth place. Kyle Bartlett carded a 97, Garrett Boatright put up a 101, Joel Faron finished at 102 and Caleb Sousley earned a round of 123.

Osage was scheduled to host Fulton, California and Linn on Thursday and up next is a tournament at Waynesville on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Versailles was also scheduled to host a quadrangular on Thursday and the Tigers will play in the Sacred Heart Tournament on Monday at 10 a.m.

Camdenton takes 22nd at Laker Invitational

A total of 27 schools across the state came together for 18 holes at Old Kinderhook on Wednesday for the annual Laker Invitational in Camdenton.

The host Lakers put together a 22nd place finish when the day was through after carding a team score of 379 among its five golfers. The golfers of Marquette won the tournament with a score of 308.

Camdenton was led by Spencer Melville who finished his day with an 89 while C.J. Rogers and Treyvor Watson both turned in a 96, Lewis Wilson totaled 98 and Preston Kelling earned a 99. Meanwhile, the individual championship went to Jonathan Turner of Saint Louis University High School (SLUH) who posted a 72.

Up next for the Lakers is the Helias Invitational on Monday at 9 a.m.